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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover ISBN-10: 0521769817
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This is the first textbook to address all the components of the Earth's cryosphere - all forms of sw and ice, both terrestrial and marine. It provides a concise but comprehensive summary of sw cover, glaciers, ice sheets, lake and river ice, permafrost, sea ice and icebergs - their past history and projected future state. It is designed for courses at upper undergraduate and graduate level in environmental science, geography, geology, glaciology, hydrology, water resource engineering and ocean sciences. It also provides a superb up-to-date summary for researchers of the cryosphere. The book includes an extensive bibliography, numerous figures and color plates, thematic boxes on selected topics and a glossary. The book builds on courses taught by the authors for many decades at the University of Colorado and the University of Alberta. Whilst there are many existing texts on individual components of the cryosphere, other textbook covers the whole cryosphere.

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Author(s)Roger G. Barry, Thian Yew Gan
PublisherCambridge University Press
Date of Publication11/08/2011
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardback
ISBN-100521769817
ISBN-139780521769815
SubjectGeography & Earth Science: Textbooks & Study Guides

Publication Data
Place of PublicationCambridge
Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ImprintCambridge University Press
Content Note42 b/w illus. 46 colour illus. 24 tables

Dimensions
Weight1240 g
Width189 mm
Height246 mm
Spine27 mm

Description
Table Of Contents1. Introduction; Part I. The Terrestrial Cryosphere: 2A. Snow cover; 2B. Avalanches; 3. Glaciers and ice caps; 4. Ice sheets; 5. Seasonally frozen ground and permafrost; 6. Freshwater ice: lakes, rivers and icings; Part II. The Marine Cryosphere: 7. Sea ice; 8. Ice shelves and icebergs; Part III. The Cryosphere Past and Future: 9. The cryosphere in the past; 10. The future cryosphere - impacts of global warming; Part IV. Applications: 11. Applications of snow and ice research; Glossary; References; Index.
Author BiographyRoger Barry is Director of the World Data Center for Glaciology, a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and a Distinguished Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He served as Director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center from 1981-2008. His teaching and research has been in climate change, arctic and mountain climates, and snow and ice processes. He has published 20 textbooks, more than 200 articles and supervised 55 graduate students. He was co-Vice Chair of the Climate and Cryosphere Project of the World Climate Research Programme from 2000-2005. Roger was a Guggenheim Fellow (1982-1983) and a Fulbright Teaching Fellow (Moscow, 2001). He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. He is a winner of the Goldthwait Polar Medal (2006); the Founder's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society, London (2007); the F. Matthes award of the Cryospheric Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (2007); and the Humboldt Prize (2009-2011). He shared the Nobel Peace Prize with other team members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2007). He has been a Visiting Professor in Australia (1975), France (2004), Germany (1994, 2009, 2010), Japan (1983), New Zealand (1986), Russia (2001), Switzerland (1983, 1990, 1997) and the United Kingdom (1997). He is fluent in French, German and Russian. Thian Yew Gan is a Professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. His teaching and research has been in snow hydrology, remote sensing, hydrologic modeling, hydroclimatology, data analysis, climate change impact on hydrologic processes, and water resources management and planning. Thian has supervised 30 graduate students and published over 60 refereed papers in various international journals of the American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Royal Meteorological Society, Elsevier Science, the American Society of Civil Engineers and others. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) (2010); Visiting Scientist at Cemagraf, France (2009); a CIRES Visiting Fellow at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) of the University of Colorado, Boulder (2007, 2008); Guest University Professor at the Technical University of Munich (2006-2007); Adjunct Professor at Utah State University (1998-2005); Honorary Professor at Xian University of Technology, China (since 2004); Honorary Professor at Yangtze University, China (2010-2013); Visiting Professor at Kyoto University and JSPS Fellow, Japan (1999-2000); Guest Professor at Saga University, Japan (1999); Assistant Professor at the Asian Institute of Technology of Thailand (1989-1990); and regional hydrologist of the Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1992-1993) on snow measurements and mapping at the Arctic.

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Global Cryosphere (English)

by Roger Barry

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Language English

First comprehensive book on cryospheric processes for advanced students and a superb up-to-date summary for researchers.

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This is the first textbook to address all the components of the Earth's cryosphere - all forms of snow and ice, both terrestrial and marine. It provides a concise but comprehensive summary of snow cover, glaciers, ice sheets, lake and river ice, permafrost, sea ice and icebergs - their past history and projected future state. It is designed for courses at upper undergraduate and graduate level in environmental science, geography, geology, glaciology, hydrology, water resource engineering and ocean sciences. It also provides a superb up-to-date summary for researchers of the cryosphere. The book includes an extensive bibliography, numerous figures and color plates, thematic boxes on selected topics and a glossary. The book builds on courses taught by the authors for many decades at the University of Colorado and the University of Alberta. Whilst there are many existing texts on individual components of the cryosphere, no other textbook covers the whole cryosphere.

Author Biography

Roger Barry is Director of the World Data Center for Glaciology, a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and a Distinguished Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He served as Director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center from 1981-2008. His teaching and research has been in climate change, arctic and mountain climates, and snow and ice processes. He has published 20 textbooks, more than 200 articles and supervised 55 graduate students. He was co-Vice Chair of the Climate and Cryosphere Project of the World Climate Research Programme from 2000-2005. Roger was a Guggenheim Fellow (1982-1983) and a Fulbright Teaching Fellow (Moscow, 2001). He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. He is a winner of the Goldthwait Polar Medal (2006); the Founder's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society, London (2007); the F. Matthes award of the Cryospheric Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers (2007); and the Humboldt Prize (2009-2011). He shared the Nobel Peace Prize with other team members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2007). He has been a Visiting Professor in Australia (1975), France (2004), Germany (1994, 2009, 2010), Japan (1983), New Zealand (1986), Russia (2001), Switzerland (1983, 1990, 1997) and the United Kingdom (1997). He is fluent in French, German and Russian. Thian Yew Gan is a Professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. His teaching and research has been in snow hydrology, remote sensing, hydrologic modeling, hydroclimatology, data analysis, climate change impact on hydrologic processes, and water resources management and planning. Thian has supervised 30 graduate students and published over 60 refereed papers in various international journals of the American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Royal Meteorological Society, Elsevier Science, the American Society of Civil Engineers and others. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) (2010); Visiting Scientist at Cemagraf, France (2009); a CIRES Visiting Fellow at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) of the University of Colorado, Boulder (2007, 2008); Guest University Professor at the Technical University of Munich (2006-2007); Adjunct Professor at Utah State University (1998-2005); Honorary Professor at Xian University of Technology, China (since 2004); Honorary Professor at Yangtze University, China (2010-2013); Visiting Professor at Kyoto University and JSPS Fellow, Japan (1999-2000); Guest Professor at Saga University, Japan (1999); Assistant Professor at the Asian Institute of Technology of Thailand (1989-1990); and regional hydrologist of the Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1992-1993) on snow measurements and mapping at the Arctic.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. The Terrestrial Cryosphere: 2A. Snow cover; 2B. Avalanches; 3. Glaciers and ice caps; 4. Ice sheets; 5. Seasonally frozen ground and permafrost; 6. Freshwater ice: lakes, rivers and icings; Part II. The Marine Cryosphere: 7. Sea ice; 8. Ice shelves and icebergs; Part III. The Cryosphere Past and Future: 9. The cryosphere in the past; 10. The future cryosphere - impacts of global warming; Part IV. Applications: 11. Applications of snow and ice research; Glossary; References; Index.

Review

'Barry and Gan, with their encyclopedic knowledge and extensive teaching experience have produced an extraordinary text that covers virtually all aspects of Earth's fragile cryosphere ... it will be highly valued by climatologists, cryospheric scientists, and students engaging in learning about this important component of our changing planet.' Anne Nolin, Oregon State University '... the first comprehensive account of the cryosphere ... The breadth and depth of coverage and the outstanding scholarship that has typified Barry's lifelong dedication here unfolds as [a] masterpiece. It will long remain the ultimate reference and teaching source.' Jack D. Ives, University of California, Davis, and Carleton University, Ottawa '... an indispensable reference work on the topic of snow and ice ... a truly enlightening work!' Ludwig Braun, Commission for Geodesy and Glaciology, Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities '... the most comprehensive presentation of major aspects of the cryosphere ... No other single book has so successfully integrated the terrestrial cryosphere ... and the marine cryosphere ... in such an attractively readable manner ... As an excellent introductory textbook for all forms of the cryosphere it is well suited for advanced undergraduates and junior graduate students.' Atsumu Ohmura, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology '... an excellent synoptic perspective of the Earth's cold regions ... an outstanding introduction to those new to the field. The text should serve as a key reference for upper-level undergraduate instruction and ancillary summary material for graduate-level courses.' Derrick J. Lampkin, Pennsylvania State University '... not only required reading for courses at upper undergraduate and graduate level or a handbook for earth science and technology specialists ... but also a comprehensive, well thought-over guide into the intriguing frozen world ... the clear handling of sometimes difficult issues is the main asset of the book ... recommended to all those dealing with theory and practice of cold-climate regions.' Geologos 'Barry and Gan have neatly answered the need of researchers and teachers alike for a single text to explain and draw common themes from glaciology, ice sheet modelling, snow processes, river ice and permafrost ... a detailed and comprehensive work of reference ... This is a valuable text for academic staff and would serve very well as a library reference for undergraduates.' The Holocene

Details

  • ISBN0521769817
  • Title Global Cryosphere
  • Author Roger Barry
  • Year 2011
  • ISBN-10 0521769817
  • ISBN-13 9780521769815
  • Media Book
  • Format Hardcover
  • Publisher Cambridge University Press
  • Imprint Cambridge University Press
  • Subtitle Past, Present and Future
  • Place of Publication Cambridge
  • Country of Publication United Kingdom
  • DEWEY 551.31
  • Illustrations 42 b/w illus. 46 colour illus. 24 tables
  • Pages 498
  • Publication Date 2011-08-11
  • Short Title GLOBAL CRYOSPHERE
  • Language English
  • Dimensions197mm x 252mm x 27mm

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