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Fundamentals of Glacier Dynamics

2nd Edition

By C.J. van der Veen

CRC Press

403 pages

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Measuring, monitoring, and modeling technologies and methods changed the field of glaciology significantly in the 14 years since the publication of the first edition of Fundamentals of Glacier Dynamics. Designed to help readers achieve the basic level of understanding required to describe and model the flow and dynamics of glaciers, this second edi

Table of Contents

Mathematical Tools. Ice Deformation. Mechanics of Glacier Flow. Modeling Glacier Flow. Equilibrium Profiles of Glaciers. Glacier Thermodynamics. Subglacial Processes. Fractures. Numerical Ice-Sheet. Models. Dynamics of Glaciers and Ice Sheets. Interpreting Observations. References. Index.

About the Author

C. J. van der Veen is a glaciologist interested in the dynamics of fast-moving glaciers and ice streams. His research focuses on using measurements of ice velocity and glacier geometry to identify mechanical controls on glaciers and how changes in these controls affect glacier flow and stability. After completing his PhD at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, he spent 20 years at The Ohio State University as a research scientist with the Byrd Polar Research Center (1986-2006). He is currently a professor in the Geography Department and research scientist with the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets at the University of Kansas.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI019000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General