2 edition of Glaciers and climate found in the catalog.
Glaciers and climate
Svenska sГ¤llskapet for antropologi och geografi.
|Statement||chief editor, Carl M:son Mannerfelt.|
|Series||Geografiska annaler -- häfte 1-2, 1949|
|Contributions||Mannerfelt, Carl Otto Göran Mansson, 1913-, Ahlmann, Hans Wilhelmsson, 1889-|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||383 p. :|
|Number of Pages||383|
|LC Control Number||52039150|
A basic understanding of how glaciers respond to climate change. Attention is given to the microclimate of glaciers and the physical processes that regulate the exchange of energy and mass between glacier surface and atmosphere. The earth’s cryosphere, which includes snow, glaciers, ice caps, ice sheets, ice shelves, sea ice, river and lake ice, and permafrost, contains about 75% of the earth’s fresh water. It exists at almost all latitudes, from the tropics to the poles, and plays a vital role in controlling the global climate system. It also provides direct visible evidence of the effect of climate change, and 5/5(5).
Guides at Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier intentionally mention climate change, teaching the audience about the link between carbon emissions and shrinking glaciers. Another example is the Glaciorium, a multimedia museum established in near the Mer de Glace, which offers visitors an in-depth interactive and educational perspective on the. As the book concludes, a striking irony becomes evident: glaciers continue to melt at an alarming rate, warranting caution and concern for the global environment, yet even as they dwindle they offer up more clues to our human past. The book design, with its variety of photographs, captions, and sidebars, seals the appeal."--Horn Book.
Melting Glaciers. Glaciers are large sheets of snow and ice that are found on land all year long. They're found in the western United States, Alaska, the mountains of Europe and Asia, and many other parts of the world. Warmer temperatures cause glaciers to melt faster than they can accumulate new snow. What's happening now? Glaciers are a key indicator of changing climate in the high mountain landscape. Glacier variations across a mountain range are ultimately driven by regional climate forcing. However, changes also reflect local, topographically driven processes such as snow avalanching, snow wind-drifting, and radiation shading as well as the initial glacier.
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This text brings together meteorology Glaciers and climate book the theory of glacier flow, providing a fundamental understanding of how glaciers respond to climate change. Attention is paid to the microclimate of glaciers and the physical processes regulating the exchange of Cited by: Glacial ice can range in age from several hundred to several hundreds of thousands years, making it valuable for climate research.
To see a long-term climate record, scientists can drill and extract ice cores from glaciers and ice cores have been taken from around the world, including Peru, Canada, Greenland, Antarctica, Europe, and Asia.
This book considers ten different glaciated regions around the individual glaciers, and offers a different tune to the same chorus of glacier volume loss in the face of climate change.
Author Bios Mauri Pelto is Professor of Environmental Science at Nichols College in Massachusetts, USA. Her book While Glaciers Slept: Being Human in a Time of Climate Change weaves together the parallel stories of what happens when the climates of a family and a planet change. Her book, The Secret Lives of Glaciers, explores the stories of Icelandic people and glaciers through the lens of /5(18).
Book Description This text brings together meteorology and the theory of glacier flow, providing a fundamental understanding of how glaciers respond to climate change.
Attention is paid to the microclimate of glaciers and the physical processes regulating the exchange of energy and mass between glacier surface and atmosphere. Glaciers are sensitive indicators of modern climate change because they respond to both temperature and precipitation: Precipitation: At its highest elevations, a glacier gains new snow each year in its accumulation zone.
Over time, this snow becomes glacier ice. This slim book’s lovely design respects and enhances Smith’s voice, with ample white space on every page and a general eschewing of commas and quotation marks.
Lyrical and luminous." —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review and Pick of the Week "Alexis M. Smith's Glaciers is a quietly powerful fairy tale/5(27). Glaciers are considered a key and an iconic indicator of climate change. The World Glacier Monitoring Service has noted that global alpine balance has been negative for 35 consecutive years.
This highlights the dire future that alpine glaciers goal of this volume is to tell the story, glacier by glacier, of response to climate change from Author: Mauri Pelto. When the ice melts: the catastrophe of vanishing glaciers – podcast Read more I brush the snow and chunks of ice from my hair, arms and chest and pull down the sleeves of my shirt.
Glaciers and Glaciation Glaciers constitute much of the Earth that makes up the cryosphere, the part of the Earth that evidence exists that the Earth's climate has undergone fluctuations in the past, and that the amount of the Earth's surface covered by glaciers has been (see figure in your text book).
Movement of Glaciers. Italy’s northern border shifts with the melting of the glaciers after a pair of agreements created the novel concept of the moving border.
As the effects of climate change have manifested, the border has moved significantly. Even though the distances in question are not large, this case from two EU countries tests conceptions of what a border is. Carey, Mark. In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society.
New York: Oxford University Press, Topic: Mark Carey’s In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers examines the environmental history and climate science research that has centered on glacial retreats and natural disasters in Peru to deliberate on how the evolution of technology, modern political s/5.
From the glaciers of the Alps to the towering cumulonimbus clouds of the Caribbean and the unexpectedly chaotic flows of the North Atlantic, Waters of the World is a tour through years of the history of a significant but underappreciated idea: that the Earth has a global climate system made up of interconnected parts, constantly changing on all scales of both time and space.
A prerequisite. Sudden, rapid movements of glaciers, called glacier surges, have been observed in Alaskan and other glaciers, with evidence for such abnormal movements as the crumpled lines of surface debris found on them.
It is thought that the relatively sudden movement and melting of glaciers may be indicative of climate warming. Two-thirds of the ice in the glaciers of the Alps is doomed to melt by the end of the century as climate change forces up temperatures, a study has found. Himalayan Glaciers: Climate Change, Water Resources, and Water Security explains that changes in the availability of water resources could play an increasing role in political tensions, especially if existing water management institutions do not better account for the social, economic, and ecological complexities of the region.
To effectively. Although melting glaciers are the most visible indicators of climate change in the mountains, the entire mountain ecosystem is responding.
Using both repeat photography and tree-ring studies, scientists have documented that trees are growing faster, becoming taller and filling in the spaces in between trees.
Small glaciers tend to respond more quickly to climate change than the giant ice sheets. Altogether, the world’s small glaciers are adding roughly the same amount of water to the oceans per year as the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica.
FIGURE The Hindu-Kush Himalayan region extends over 2, km across South Asia and includes all or parts of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan.
The region is the source of many of Asia’s major rivers, including the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra. this region are retreating at rates comparable to those in other parts of the world, but are relatively stable. “M Jackson’s While Glaciers Slept, an example of the growing genre of climate change memoirs positions itself firmly on these psychological frontlines.
That is, the book embraces the entanglements of the personal and the planetary that truly do define what it means to be human in a time of climate change. Glaciers At the current accelerated rate of melt, scientists predict glaciers will disappear from Glacier National Park by In the North Cascades, the park’s total glacial mass has shrunk 80% since Geysers Old Faithful could become less faithful as the result of climate change.The situation of Leh is a grand one, the great Kailas range, with its glaciers and snowfields, rising just behind it to the north, its passes alone reaching an altitude of nea feet; while to the south, across a gravelly descent and the Indus Valley, rise great red ranges dominated by snow-peaks exceed feet in altitude.Sometimes you find the book, and sometimes the book finds you.
This was the case for me when, earlier this year, I walked into the Barnes and Noble in Bozeman, Montana "just to get a latte" (i.e., I wasn't on a typical book-buying mission).
I was walking toward the cafe when it happened: Glaciers found me/5.