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1st Edition

Ice in the Ocean

ISBN 9789056992965
Published October 30, 2000 by CRC Press
364 Pages

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Book Description

ICe in the Ocean examines sea ice and icebergs and their role in the global climate system. It is comprehensive textbook suitablefor students, pure and applied researchers, and anyone interested in the polar oceans; the distribution of sea ice; the mechanisms of growth, development and decay; the thermodynamics and dynamics of sea ice; sea ice deformation and ridge-building; the role of marginal ice zones; the characteristics of icebergs; and the part played by sea ice in the climate system and in the transport of pollutants. An extensive reference list and recommendations for further reading and numerous illustrations, and add to the usefulness of the text.

Table of Contents

The Frozen Oceans. Formation, Growth and Decay of Sea Ice. The Thermodynamics of Sea Ice. Ice in Motion. Pressure Ridges and the Ice Thickness Distribution. The Marginal Ice Zone. Icebergs. Sea Ice, the Environment and Climate.
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