Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters
Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific developments in glacier surges and melting, ice shelf collapses, paleo-climate reconstruction, sea level rise, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness, and mitigation. It takes a geo-scientific approach to the topic while also covering current thinking about directly related social scientific issues that can adversely affect ecosystems and global economies.
- Paperback | 812 pages
- 152 x 229mm
- 13 Nov 2018
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- Approx. 150 illustrations (150 in full color); Illustrations, unspecified
Table of contents
Introduction; Thermokarst; Glacier Surges; Ice-shelf Collapse; Spatial variability of rates & acceleration of ice mass loss & contribution to sea-level rise; Most likely cumulative sea-level rise by decade; Permafrost loss by decade; Decadal contributions to atmospheric change by permafrost loss; Sea ice and icebergs; Implications of Climate Change; Cryospheric changes & feedbacks to weather changes; Community responses & preparedness to cryospheric changes; Economics of cryospheric changes; Infrastructure development in light of associated coastal & other changes.
About John F. Shroder