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Principles of Glacier Mechanics - Roger LeB. Hooke

Principles of Glacier Mechanics

Hardcover Published: 24th February 2005
ISBN: 9780521836098
Number Of Pages: 429

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This book provides students and practising glaciologists with the tools they need to understand modern glaciology. Relatively simple concepts are introduced first, followed by mathematically more sophisticated chapters. A knowledge of basic calculus is assumed, but important concepts of physical processes 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. This new edition builds on the successful first edition: it has been completely updated, and important new sections and whole chapters have been added. Principles of Glacier Mechanics is designed to be used as a primary textbook in upper division and graduate courses in glaciology, and can be used as either a primary or supplementary text in courses in glacial geology. Practising glacial geologists and glaciologists will also find it useful as a reference book.

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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

Why study glaciers?
Some basic concepts
Mass balance
Flow and fracture of a crystalline material
The velocity field in a glacier
Temperature distribution in polar ice sheets
The coupling between a glacier and its bed
Water flow in and under glaciers: geomorphic implications
Stress and deformation
Stress and velocity distribution in an idealized glacier
Numerical modeling
Applications of stress and deformation principles to classical problems
Finite strain and the origin of foliation
Response of glaciers to changes in mass balance
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ISBN: 9780521836098
ISBN-10: 0521836093
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 429
Published: 24th February 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.89 x 17.53  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.04
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised