Principles of Glacier Mechanics

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9780132433129: Principles of Glacier Mechanics

Featuring step-by-step development of the physics and of the equations necessary to understand various aspects of glacier behaviour and providing interpretations of the equations to clarify the physics behind the mathematics. This book presents applications of the theory to the interpretation of glacial landforms, such as the origin of Thule-Baffin moraines, role of basal temperature distribution in determining locations of glacial erosion by abrasion and quarrying, and the response of glaciers to climatic change. This text aims to prepare students to understand most of the modern glaciological literature and contains over 30 problems keyed to chapters.

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This new edition of a successful textbook is intended to give upper division and graduate students the tools they need to understand modern glaciology. Practicing glacial geologists and glaciologists will also find it useful as a reference book. Relatively simple concepts are introduced first, followed by mathematically more sophisticated chapters. Student exercises are included.From reviews of the first edition:' a stimulating and educative text.' Journal of Glaciology' a tour de force of the state of modern glaciology ' Global and Planetary Change

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This text approaches the field of glaciology from the bottom up. Starting at a level considerably less advanced than that of other texts on the subject, it carefully develops the theoretical principles one step at a time. A major goal is to help students better understand the physical processes that develop glacier landforms. with frequent applications of the theory to real-world situations are given.

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