Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Applied Geophysics in Periglacial Environments

$46.00 ( ) USD

  • Editors:
  • C. Hauck, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
  • C. Kneisel, University of Würzburg, Germany
Christof Kneisel, Christian Hauck, Andreas Hördt, Lothar Schrott, Thomas Hoffmann, Ivar Berthling, Kjetil Melvold, Reynald Delaloye, Christophe Lambiel, Mamoru Ishikawa, Koichiro Harada, Wojciech Dobinski, Bogdon Zogała, Krystian Wzietek, Leszek Litwin, Atsushi Ikeda, Oliver Sass, Bernd Etzelmüller, Herman Farbrot, Ketil Isaksen, Morgan Wåle, Rune Ødegård, Tristram D. L. Irvine-Fynn, Brian J. Moorman, Thomas V. Schuler, Halfdan Benjaminsen, Ånund Kvambekk
View all contributors
  • Date Published: November 2008
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9780511434358

$ 46.00 USD ( )
Adobe eBook Reader

You will be taken to ebooks.com for this purchase
Buy eBook Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback, Hardback


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Many research problems in cryospheric science, such as global warming-induced permafrost degradation, require information about the subsurface, which can be imaged using geophysical methods. This book is a practical guide to the application of geophysical techniques in mountainous and polar terrain, where the harsh environment and nature of the subsurface pose particular challenges. It starts with an introduction to the main geophysical methods and then demonstrates their application in periglacial environments through various case studies - written by a team of international experts. The final part of the book presents a series of reference tables with typical values of geophysical parameters for periglacial environments. This handbook is a valuable resource for glaciologists, geomorphologists and geologists requiring an introduction to geophysical techniques, as well as for geophysicists lacking experience of planning and conducting field surveys in cold regions.

    • Includes many different field examples from a variety of international researchers to provide an overview of state-of-the-art geophysical applications and interpretations
    • Includes comprehensive summary tables of typical geophysical parameters for periglacial environments that serve as a reference for future field surveys on all types of periglacial and glacial terrain
    • Presents a checklist at the end of each method chapter to facilitate the first steps in planning and conducting geophysical surveys
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "While the book has been prepared as a handbook for geomorphologists, geologists, and glaciologists requiring an introduction to geophysical techniques, it is also a precious reference for geophysicists and other geoscientists planning or conducting field surveys in mountainous and polar regions in cold climates. I also recommend it as a guide book to geophysicists who are pursuing seismic and electromagnetic surveys in mountainous and polar terrains." The Leading Edge

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2008
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511434358
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction
    Part II. Introductory Chapters for the Main Geophysical Methods Applied:
    1. Electric methods Christof Kneisel and Christian Hauck
    2. Electromagnetic methods Andreas Hördt and Christian Hauck
    3. Refraction seismics Lothar Schrott and Thomas Hoffmann
    4. Ground-penetrating radar Ivar Berthling and Kjetil Melvold
    Part III. Case Studies:
    5. Typology of vertical electrical soundings for permafrost/ground ice investigation in the forefields of small alpine glaciers Reynald Delaloye and Christophe Lambiel
    6. ERT imaging for frozen ground detection Mamoru Ishikawa
    7. Electrical resistivity values of frozen soil from VES and TEM field observations and laboratory experiments Koichiro Harada
    8. Results of geophysical surveys on Kasprowy Wierch, the Tatra Mountains Wojciech Dobinski, Bogdon Zogala, Krystian Wzietek and Leszek Litwin
    9. Reassessment of DC resistivity in rock glaciers by comparing with P-wave velocity: a case study in the Swiss Alps Atsushi Ikeda
    10. Quantifying the ice content in low-altitude scree slopes using geophysical methods Christian Hauck and Christof Kneisel
    11. The use of GPR in determining talus thickness and talus structure Oliver Sass
    12. GPR soundings of rock glaciers on Svalbard Ivar Berthling, Bernd Etzelmüller, Herman Farbrot, Ketil Isaksen, Morgan Wåle and Rune Ødegård
    13. Arctic glaciers and ground-penetrating radar case-study: Stagnation Glacier, Bylot Island, Canada Tristram D. L. Irvine-Fynn and Brian J. Moorman
    14. Mapping of subglacial topography using GPR for determining subglacial hydraulic conditions Kjetil Melvold and Thomas V. Schuler
    15. Snow measurements using GPR: example from Amundsenisen, Svalbard Kjetil Melvold
    16. Mapping Frazil ice conditions in rivers using ground penetrating radar Ivar Berthling, Halfdan Benjaminsen and Ånund Kvambekk
    Part IV. Tables of Typical Values of Geophysical Parameters for Periglacial Environments
    Index.

  • Resources for

    Applied Geophysics in Periglacial Environments

    General Resources

    Find resources associated with this title

    Type Name Unlocked * Format Size

    Showing of

    Back to top

    *This title has one or more locked files and access is given only to instructors adopting the textbook for their class. We need to enforce this strictly so that solutions are not made available to students. To gain access to locked resources you either need first to sign in or register for an account.


    These resources are provided free of charge by Cambridge University Press with permission of the author of the corresponding work, but are subject to copyright. You are permitted to view, print and download these resources for your own personal use only, provided any copyright lines on the resources are not removed or altered in any way. Any other use, including but not limited to distribution of the resources in modified form, or via electronic or other media, is strictly prohibited unless you have permission from the author of the corresponding work and provided you give appropriate acknowledgement of the source.

    If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

  • Editors

    C. Hauck, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland

    C. Kneisel, University of Würzburg, Germany

    Contributors

    Christof Kneisel, Christian Hauck, Andreas Hördt, Lothar Schrott, Thomas Hoffmann, Ivar Berthling, Kjetil Melvold, Reynald Delaloye, Christophe Lambiel, Mamoru Ishikawa, Koichiro Harada, Wojciech Dobinski, Bogdon Zogała, Krystian Wzietek, Leszek Litwin, Atsushi Ikeda, Oliver Sass, Bernd Etzelmüller, Herman Farbrot, Ketil Isaksen, Morgan Wåle, Rune Ødegård, Tristram D. L. Irvine-Fynn, Brian J. Moorman, Thomas V. Schuler, Halfdan Benjaminsen, Ånund Kvambekk

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×