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Principles of Glacier Mechanics

Principles of Glacier Mechanics

3rd Edition

  • Publication planned for: January 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2020
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108427340

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  • The third edition of this successful textbook will supply advanced undergraduate and graduate students with the tools they need to understand modern glaciological research. Practicing glacial geologists and glaciologists will also find the volume useful as a reference book. Since the second edition, three-quarters of the chapters have been updated, and two new chapters have been added. Included in this edition are noteworthy new contributions to our understanding of important concepts, with over 170 references to papers published since the second edition went to press. The book develops concepts from the bottom up: a working knowledge of calculus is assumed, but beyond that, the important physical concepts are developed from elementary principles. Emphasis is placed on connections between modern research in glaciology and the origin of features of glacial landscapes. Student exercises are included.

    • Develops concepts from the bottom up: a working knowledge of calculus is assumed, but beyond that, the important physical processes are developed from elementary principles
    • Ideal as a textbook for upper division and graduate students
    • Includes student exercises
    • Draws many connections between recent glaciological research and topics of concern to glacial geologists
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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Publication planned for: January 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108427340
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 mm
    • contains: 248 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from January 2020
  • Table of Contents

    1. Why study glaciers?
    2. Some basic concepts
    3. Mass balance
    4. Flow and fracture of a crystalline material
    5. The velocity field in a glacier
    6. Temperature distribution in polar ice sheets
    7. The coupling between a glacier and its bed
    8. Water flow in and under glaciers: geomorphic implications
    9. Stress and deformation
    10. Stress and velocity distribution in an idealized glacier
    11. Numerical modeling
    12. Applications of stress and deformation principles to classical problems
    13. Ice streams and ice shelves
    14. Finite strain and the origin of foliation
    15. Response of glaciers to climate change
    16. Ice core studies
    Problems
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    Roger LeB. Hooke, University of Maine, Orono
    Roger LeB. Hooke is a Research Professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, Orono. He has been involved in glaciological research for over thirty years, focusing on processes relevant to the origin of glacial landforms. In addition to the first and second editions of Principles of Glacier Mechanics (1st edition, 1997, 2nd edition, 2005), he has published over 100 research papers in journals such as the Geological Society of America Bulletin, Geology, the Journal of Glaciology, Quaternary Research, and the Journal of Geology.

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