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Arctic Ice Shelves and Ice Islands (Springer Polar Sciences) by Luke Copland,Derek Mueller

By Luke Copland,Derek Mueller

This booklet offers an summary of the present country of information of Arctic ice cabinets, ice islands and comparable gains. Ice cabinets are everlasting components of ice which flow at the ocean floor whereas connected to the coast, and usually take place in very chilly environments the place perennial sea ice builds as much as nice thickness, and/or the place glaciers circulate off the land and are preserved at the ocean floor. those panorama good points are particularly poorly studied within the Arctic, but they're almost certainly hugely delicate signs of weather swap simply because they reply to adjustments in atmospheric, oceanic and glaciological stipulations. fresh fracturing and breakup occasions of ice cabinets within the Canadian excessive Arctic have attracted major medical and public cognizance, and produced huge ice islands which could pose a chance to Arctic delivery and offshore infrastructure. a lot has been released approximately Antarctic ice cabinets, yet thus far there has now not been a committed ebook approximately Arctic ice cabinets or ice islands. This booklet fills that gap.

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