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Mass Balance of the Cryosphere
Observations and Modelling of Contemporary and Future Changes

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Jonathan L. Bamber, Antony J. Payne, Jon Ove Hagen, Niels Reeh, Peter Wadhams, Ron Kwok, Wouter Greuell, Christophe Genthon, Kees van der Veen, William D. Hibler, III, Seymour Laxon, Ola Johannessen, Martin Miles, John E. Walsh, Gregory M. Flato, Robert H. Thomas, Roderik van der Wal, Charles Bentley, Philippe Huybrechts, Julian Dowdeswell, Wilfried Haeberli, Mark Dyurgerov, Mark Meier
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  • Date Published: March 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108457217

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  • Providing a comprehensive overview of the significance of the glaciers, ice caps and ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland, this study reviews the theory behind climatological observations. It describes present modelling studies and predicted future changes in the mass balances of these key indicators of global climate change. The volume is an important reference for scientists working in climate change, environmental sciences and glaciology.

    • The most comprehensive review of the mass balance of the cryosphere available
    • Provides a full treatment of the theory underpinning observations and modelling of the cryosphere
    • Offers a fully integrated, cross-referenced book written by the world leaders in the field
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    "I think that it is safe to state that the editors' goal of providing a comprehensive reference text on the present and future mass balance of the cryosphere, understood as land ice and sea ice, has been fully achieved. There is no comparable up-to-date book which assembles a similar amount of knowledge and information. The integration of the contributions from different authors into a coherent volume is very well done."
    Ralf Greve, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

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    • Date Published: March 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108457217
    • dimensions: 245 x 172 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.17kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction and background Jonathan L. Bamber and Antony J. Payne
    Part I. Observational Techniques and Methods:
    2. In situ measurement techniques: land ice Jon Ove Hagen and Niels Reeh
    3. In situ measurement techniques: sea ice Peter Wadhams
    4. Remote sensing measurement techniques Jonathan L. Bamber and Ron Kwok
    Part II. Modelling Techniques and Methods:
    5. Modelling land ice surface mass balance Wouter Greuell and Christophe Genthon
    6. Modelling land ice dynamics Kees van der Veen and Anthony J. Payne
    7. Modelling sea ice dynamics William D. Hibler, III
    Part III. The Mass Balance of Sea Ice:
    8. Sea ice observations Seymour Laxon, Ola Johannessen, Martin Miles, Peter Wadhams and John E. Walsh
    9. Sea-ice modelling Gregory M. Flato
    Part IV. The Mass Balance of the Ice Sheets:
    10. Greenland: recent mass-balance observations Robert H. Thomas and the PARCA investigators
    11. Greenland: modelling Roderik van der Wal
    12. Mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet: observational aspects Charles Bentley
    13. Antarctica: modelling Philippe Huybrechts
    Part V. The Mass Balance of Ice Caps and Glaciers:
    14. Arctic ice caps and glaciers Julian Dowdeswell
    15. Glaciers and ice caps: historical background and strategies of worldwide monitoring Wilfried Haeberli
    16. Glaciers and the study of climate and sea-level change Mark Dyurgerov and Mark Meier
    17. Conclusions, summary and outlook Jonathan L. Bamber and Antony J. Payne.

  • Editors

    Jonathan L. Bamber, University of Bristol

    Antony J. Payne, University of Bristol

    Foreword

    John Houghton

    Contributors

    Jonathan L. Bamber, Antony J. Payne, Jon Ove Hagen, Niels Reeh, Peter Wadhams, Ron Kwok, Wouter Greuell, Christophe Genthon, Kees van der Veen, William D. Hibler, III, Seymour Laxon, Ola Johannessen, Martin Miles, John E. Walsh, Gregory M. Flato, Robert H. Thomas, Roderik van der Wal, Charles Bentley, Philippe Huybrechts, Julian Dowdeswell, Wilfried Haeberli, Mark Dyurgerov, Mark Meier

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