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Colin A. Whiteman

Cold Region Hazards and Risks

€ 157.25

This is a unique, timely and engaging text with wide ranging geographical coverage. The text brings together, for the first time, information about a vast array of hazards associated with ice and snow, spanning both well known phenomenon (e.g. avalanches) and the less familiar (e.g.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Preface

Acknowledgements

1.0 Introduction

1.1 Concept and rationale

1.2 Hazard awareness

1.3 Physical properties of ice classification

1.4 Hazard and Risk

1.5 Summary

2.0 Arctic Sea Ice

2.1 Introduction

2.2 The Arctic Ocean

2.3 Sea ice thickness and extent

2.4 Impacts

2.5 direct impacts

2.6 Direct Impacts

2.7 Mitigation

2.8 Summary

3.0 Ice Sheets Antarctica and Greenland

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Ice sheet systems

3.3 Greenland

3.4 Antarctica

3.5 Impacts of ice sheet loss

3.6 Mitigation

3.7 Summary

4.0 Icebergs

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Iceberg characteristics

4.3 Iceberg impact and risk

4.4 Iceberg mitigation

4.5 Summary

5.0 Glaciers

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Inherent glacier hazards

5.3 Glacier mass balance changes

5.4 Mitigation measures

5.5 Summary

6.0 Glacier lake outburst floods (GLOFs)

6.1 Introduction

6.2 The glacial meltwater system

6.3 GLOFs

6.4 Trigger mechanisms

6.5 Impacts

6.6 Risk

6.7 Mitigation

6.8 Summary

7.0 Permafrost

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Permafrost distribution and characteristics

7.3 Permafrost hazardousness

7.4 Lowland permafrost hazards

7.5 Mountain permafrost hazards

7.6 Summar

8.0 Snow Avalanches

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Definition, classification and motion

8.3 Factors promoting avalanches

8.4 Impacts

8.5 Mitigation measures

8.6 Summary

9.0 River ice Ice Jams and Ice Roads

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Ice jams

9.3 Ice roads

9.4 Summary

10.0 Ice storms and Blizzards

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Definitions

10.3 Weather systems and processes

10.4 Impacts

10.5 Mitigation

10.6 Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale (NESIS)

10.6 Impact of climate warming

10.7 Summary

11.0 Conclusions The future

References

Glossary

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Hardback
380 pagina's
Januari 2011
974 gram
249 x 176 x 24 mm
Wiley-Blackwell us

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