1st Edition

Glaciers and Environmental Change

By Atle Nesje, Svein Olat Dahl Copyright 2000

    This authoritative new text provides a thorough, updated account of glaciers and ice sheets as monitors and indicators of environmental change. It examines the record of environmental change within glaciers and ice sheets, and that of past environments left by retreating glaciers. These themes are examined within the context of environmental change in general and global climate change in particular. Methods of using palaeoenvironmental records are assessed and the implications for future environmental change are discussed.

    Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Theories for climate and glacier variations; Chapter 3 Methods of palaeoenvironmental reconstruction; Chapter 4 Glacier dynamics; Chapter 5 Glacier variations; Chapter 6 Late Quaternary sea-level changes; Chapter 7 Models of future climatic change;


    Nesje, Atle; Dahl, Svein Olat

    ...useful to advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers.
    Journal of Quaternary Science

    The book, which is quite short, covers a surprisingly large number of topics in seven well-organized main chapters. The overall impression of the book is clearly positive and the authors are to be congratulated for having undertaken such a formidable task.
    World Meteorological Organization Bulletin

    Provides a good introduction to the aspects of Quaternary research indicated by the title...a good book and highly recommended to all who are teaching or studying environmental change.
    Boreas Book Reviews