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Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers (Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences)

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The earth’s cryosphere, which includes snow, glaciers,

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Focusing on snow, ice and glaciers, this encyclopedia provides an up-to-date resource of basic concepts and relevant topics. Research and teaching materials are included, in addition to specialized literature for geologists, geographers, climatologists and hydrologists.

Synopsis:

The earth's cryosphere, which includes snow, glaciers,

About the Author

Vijay P. Singh holds the Caroline and W. N. Lehrer Distinguished Chair in Water Engineering, and is also a Professor of Biological and

Table of Contents

Ablation zone.- Ablation/melting.- Ablation-dominant medial.- Ablatometer.- Abrasion.- Abrasive wear (corrasion).- Accumulation zone.- Accumulation-area ratio (AAR).- Acidity of glacier ice.- Active ice rafting.- Active layer thickness.- Active subsole drift.- Advancing of glaciers.- Aerial photogrammetry.- Aerial reconnaissance.- Aggradation.- Aggregate of ice grains.- Aggregation of snow crystals.- Air-borne survey.- Albedo.- Albedo (snow, ice).- Alps.- Anchor ice.- Ancient ice ages.- Andes.- Anions.- Annual ablation.- Annual accumulation.- Annual mass balance.- Annual push moraine.- Antarctic Peninsula.- Antarctica.- Anticline.- Antidunes.- Appalachian Plateau.- Apron (glacier snout).- Arctic ice.- Artificial modification of snowfall.- Atomic bomb record in ice.- Avalanches and glacier lake outburst floods (GLOFs): Avalanches.- Balance year.- Basal melting.- Basal moraine.- Base flow /groundwater flow.- Bed (bottom) topography.- Bed load.- Bed roughness.- Bed strength.- Bedforms (fluvial).- Bottom melting or undermelt (ice shelf).- Boulder.- Brash ice.- Breaching of lakes.- Buried glacier ice.- Cascade Mountains, USA.- Cascade system.- Catchment routing.- Cations.- Caucasus Mountains.- Cavitation erosion.- Cavities (between points of contact).- Changes in glacier extent and volumes.- Channel systems.- Channels.- Characteristics of snow and glacier fed rivers.- Chemical composition.- Chemical erosion.- Chemical weathering.- Chevron crevasse.- Cirque glaciers.- Cirque glaciers.- Cliff.- Climate change and glaciers.- Clinoforms.- Clotted ice.- Cloudburst.- Coefficient of friction.- Cohesion.- Cold content.- Compensating effect.- Condensation nuclei.- Conductivity.- Confluence of rivers.- Constructive metamorphism.- Continental sheets of the last ice age.- Cored moraine.- Cracks.- Creeping process (enhanced creep ).- Crevasses.- Critical debris thickness.- Critical temperature.- Crushing.- Cryostatic pressure.- Crystal fabric (ice).- Dead-ice moat.- Debris.- Debris (septa).- Debris covered glaciers.- Debris reworking.- Debris sources.- Debris-mantled glacier snouts .- Deformation till.- Deglacial flow.- Deglaciation.- Deglaciation and water resources.- Degree-day factor.- Degree-day method.- De-icing chemicals.- Delaying effects/ Lag-times.- Dendritic channel network.- Densification of snow .- Density of snow, firn, ice.- Depletion of snow cover.- Deposition from debris-rich ice.- Depositional processes.- Deposits from suspension settling and iceberg activity.- Depth hoars.- Depth of snow.- Design flood.- Destructive metamorphism .- Dielectric constant.- Differential ablation (melting).- Diffuse radiation.- Direct radiation.- Direct surface runoff.- Discharge /streamflow.- Discharge observations.- Dissolved ions.- Distributary channels .- Diurnal cycle of runoff.- Diurnal temperature range.- Diverging ice flow.- Dome.- Drainage characteristics.- Dry adiabatic lapse rate.- Dry calving.- Dry ice.- Dry snow.- Dry snow line/zone.- Dust on the glaciers.- Dye tracing.- Eclipse moraines.- Eco-system management.- Ecuador.- Elongation ratio.- End moraines.- Endogenic processes (climate change).- Energy balance (heat balance).- Englacial conduit.- Englacial process.- Enhanced plastic deformation.- Environmental isotopes.- Environmental lapse rate.- Equilibrium line.- Equilibrium line altitude (ELA).- Erosion deposition outwash/sediments.- Erosion of hard rock beds.- Erosion rates.- Errors in precipitation measurement.- Estimation of glacier depth.- Estimation of snow cover using satellite data.- Evaporation.- Evaporation from snow.- Extinction coefficient.- Extra-terrestrial radiation.- Failure (calving).- Fast ice.- Fjord.- Floating glacier snout/tongue.- Floods.- Flow separation.- Fluted moraines.- Fluted till surface.- Fluvial.- Fluvial deposits.- Fluvial deposits.- Fluvial discharges.- Fluvial hydrographs.- Fluvio-glacial sediment system.- Föhn winds .- Folding (in ice).- Folding (in sediments).- Form/type of precipitation.- Formation and deformation of basal ice.- Formation of snow.- Fossiliferous mud.- Fossils.- Free water content.- Freezing bottom (ice shelf).- Freezing ice.- Freezing meltwater.- Frequency analysis of snow storms.- Fresh snow.- Fresh water storage.- Frictional melting.- Frontal apron.- Frontal lake (proglacial lake).- Frost action.- Frost and permafrost.- Frozen aggregates.- Frozen toe (outer zone of glacier snout).- Furrows.- General circulation model (GCM) .- Geochemistry.- Geohazards.- Geothermal heat (flux).- Glacial and interglacial history of the ice age.- Glacial Erosion.- Glacial lake.- Glaciation level (threshold).- Glacier hydrology.- Glacier ice age.- Glacier motion.- Glacier outburst floods (GLOFs)(Jokülhlaup).- Glacier sliding.- Glacier surging.- Glacier system.- Glacier thinning.- Glacier velocity.- Glacier-dammed lakes.- Glacieret.- Glacierization.- Glaciers as indicators of climate change.- Glacifluvial.- Glacilacustrine.- Glacimarine.- Glaciodynamic stress.- Glacioeustasy.- Glacioisostasy.- Glacioisostatic rebound.- Glaciological method.- Glaciological variables (controlling glacial erosion).- Glaciology.- Glaciostatic stress/pressure.- Glacitectonics/glacitectonism.- Global distribution of snow.- Global mapping of glaciers.- Global mapping of snow and ice.- Global mapping of snow courses.- Global trend of deglaciation.- Global warming.- Gondwanaland.- Granulometry.- Gravel sheets.- Gravitational mass-movement deposits.- Gravitational mass-movement deposits.- Gravity flow (mass flow).- Greenhouse effect.- Greenhouse gases.- Greenland.- Greenland ice sheet.- Ground ice.- Ground penetrating radar.- Grounding line.- Growth of crystals by vapor deposition.- Hails.- Hanging valley.- Hanging wall.- Hardness.- Himalayas.- Hindukush.- Holocene Epoch.- Horizontal component of ablation.- Horizontal component of velocity.- Horizontal stress.- Horn (residual summit).- Huronian Glaciation.- Hyaloclastites.- Hyalotuffs.- Hydraulic conductivity.- Hydroelectric power.- Hydrogen isotopes.- Hydrographs.- Hydrological method.- Hydrological response.- Hydrostatic force.- Hydrostatic pressure.- Hypsometric curve.- Hypsometry.- Hysteresis.- Ice.- Ice composition.- Ice cores.- Ice deformation.- Ice Fabrics and texture.- Ice fields.- Ice Folia/foliation.- Ice Foliation.- Ice in streams.- Ice lenses.- Ice nucleation.- Ice sheet beds.- Ice sheets.- Ice stream.- Ice-marginal and supra-glacial land systems.- Ice-marginal deposition.- Ice-marginal moraines.- Imbrication of bed material.- Impact of deglaciation on sea level rise .- Impact of extent of snow cover area on climate.- Implications to global water distribution.- Important glaciers in the world.- Installation of stakes on glacier.- Interception of snow.- Interflow.- Interglacial cycles.- Interlobate moraine .- Intermittent sub-glacial drainage.- Inventory of glaciers.- Inversion layers.- Inverted cup depth hoar .- Irreducible water.- Isotopic analysis for identifying the source of water.- Isotopic fractionation of freezing water.- Isotopic signatures.- Karakoram.- Katabatic winds.- Kilimanjaro.- Laminated sediments.- Landforms of glacial deposition.- Landscapes of glacial erosion.- Landslide-dammed lake.- Landslides.- Landslip.- Latent heat of condensation.- Latent heat of evaporation.- Latent heat of fusion.- Latent heat of sublimation.- Latent heat of vaporisation.- Lateral moraines.- Layering of snow.- Liquid water content .- Little Ice Age.- Lobe.- Longitudinal crevasses.- Long-term water supply forecasting from snow surveys .- Long-wave radiation.- Marginal apron.- Marginal channel (lateral meltwater channel).- Marginal deposition.- Marine glacier.- Marine ice sheet.- Mass balance computation.- Mass balance/budget.- Maximum snow cover.- Mechanical weathering.- Median elevation of glaciers (MEG).- Melt contributing area.- Melt rates.- Melt season.- Melt water erosion.- Melting of ice.- Melting of snow.- Melting point.- Melting processes.- Melt-out till.- Meltwater channels.- Metamorphic processes.- Metamorphism.- Microwave application for snow depth.- Minimum snow cover.- Monitoring and warning systems.- moraine.- Moraine formation.- Moraine-dammed lakes.- Moraines.- Moulin (glacier mill).- Mount Everest.- Mountain glaciers.- Mountain winds .- Nappe.- Natural radioisotopes.- Negative mass balance.- Negative temperature gradients (in ice).- Neoglacial (Neoglaciation).- Net radiation budget.- Network of stakes.- Niche glacier.- Nye (N) channels.- Observation of snowfall.- Orographic lift.- Overburden pressure.- Oxidation.- Oxygen isotopes.- Palaeo glacio-fluvial sediment systems.- Palaeo-channels.- Palaeoclimate.- Palaeo-climate and glaciers.- Palaeohydrology.- Paraglacial activity.- Paraglacial processes.- Particle size distribution.- Past distribution of glaciers.- Peak flood discharge.- Penetration of radiation energy.- Percolation zone.- perennially frozen ground.- Periglaciation.- Permafrost.- Permanent/perpetual snowline.- Permeability.- pH values.- Physical weathering.- Piedmont glaciers.- Pit traps (bedload).- Plastic deformation.- Plastic flow.- Pleistocene Epoch.- Plucking.- Polar (cold based) glaciers.- Polar desert.- Polar glaciers/ice caps.- Polar ice caps.- Polar ice melting.- Polar region.- Porosity.- Positive degree-days.- Positive mass balance.- Powder, dry-flowing, wet-flowing and mixed avalanches.- Prairie mounds.- Precipitation .- precipitation/precipitation gradients.- Preglacial processes.- Present distribution of glacier.- Primary glacigenic deposits (till).- Proglacial processes.- Quantification of glacier retreat.- Quaternary period.- Quaternary Period/sediments.- Radial crevasses.- Radiation.- Radiation brush.- Radiative cooling.- Radioactive fallout.- Radioactive isotopes.- Radioactivity.- Radiocarbon dating.- Rafted debris.- Rain-induced melting.- Ram resistance.- Random errors.- Rating curve.- Recession coefficient.- Recession of discharge.- Recrystallization of ice.- Reflectance.- Refreezing of meltwater (regelation).- Regional snow line.- Relief.- Remobilization (of debris).- Resedimentation.- Retreat of glaciers.- Rime ice.- Riming of snow crystals.- Ripening of snow.- Rock glacier.- Rocky Mountains.- Role of snow in hydrologic cycle.- Röthlisberger (R) channels.- Runoff coefficient.- Runoff simulation modelling.- Runout distance.- Salinity.- Saltation.- Satellite applications.- Saturated adiabatic lapse rate.- Sea-level rise.- Seasonal snow.- Sediment classification and description.- Sediment core.- Sediment deformation.- Sediment gravity flow (SG).- Sediment load.- Sediment routing.- Sediment shape.- Sediment size.- Sediment system.- Sediment transport.- Sediment yield.- Sensible heat.- Separation of hydrographs using isotopes.- Septa of englacial debris.- Shear strength.- Shear stress.- Shore ice.- Short-wave radiation.- Sintering.- Sleet.- Snout.- Snow.- Snow accumulation.- Snow boards.- Snow course.- Snow cover.- Snow crystals.- Snow distribution.- Snow gauges (type of snow gauges).- Snow grains.- Snow hydrology.- Snow line.- Snow loads.- Snow pillow.- Snow pits .- Snow stakes.- Snow storms.- Snow survey.- Snow water equivalent.- Snowdrift/blowing of snow.- Snowfall.- Solar constant.- Solid precipitation.- Solutes in glacier ice.- Solutes in meltwater.- Spatial and temporal distribution of snow.- Spatial patterns of glacier motion.- Specific heat.- Specific melt rate.- Spectral reflectance.- Splaying crevasse.- Squeezing of sediment.- Stable isotopes.- Stage-discharge relationship.- Stagnant ice/ Dead ice.- Standard mean ocean water (SMOW).- Stationary glacier.- Stratigraphy.- Stratigraphy of snowpack.- Stream channels.- Streamflow routing.- Stress and strain.- Sub-aquatic depositional systems.- Subglacial drainage system.- Sub-glacial processes.- Subglacial weathering.- Sublimation.- Sublimation from snow.- Sublimation till.- Sub-polar glacier.- Sub-polar region.- Summer accumulation pattern.- Super cooling of clouds.- Supercooled water.- Supersaturation.- Supra-glacial debris entrainment.- Supra-glacial processes.- Surging glacier.- Suspended sediment.- Suspended sediment concentration.- Systematic errors.- Tabular ice bergs.- Tectonic activity and ice ages.- Temperate glaciers.- Temperate ice (wet-based ice).- Temperature induced melting.- Temperature lapse rates.- Temperature profile of snowpack.- Temporal variations in glacier motion.- Terminal moraines.- Terraces.- Terrestrial radiations.- Thermal capacity.- Thermal conductivity.- Thermal infrared sensors.- Thermal properties.- Thermal quality.- Thermal resistance.- Thinning of Arctic sea ice cover.- Tibetan Plateau.- Tien Shan/Kunlun Shan icefields, China.- Till.- Tillite.- Time of concentration.- Toe-to-headwall altitude ratio (THAR).- Tracers.- Transient snow line.- Transmissivity.- Transverse crevasses.- Trend of changes in glaciers mass balance.- Tributary glaciers.- Trimline.- Turbulent heat.- Ultraviolet radiation.- Unstable isotopes.- Ural Mountains.- U-shape valley.- Valley glaciers.- Valley winds.- Viscosity.- V-shaped valley.- Washboard moraine.- Water percolation.- Water pressure.- Water storage characteristics.- Water yield.- Weathering Processes.- Wet (warm or temperate) based ice.- Wet snow.- Wet snow line/zone.- Winter accumulation pattern.- Worldwide distribution of glacier ice area.- Worldwide distribution of glacier ice volume.- Worldwide distribution of snow.- Year-round ablation pattern

Product Details

ISBN:
9789048126415
Author:
Singh, Vijay P.
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Haritashya, Umesh K.
Author:
Tranter, Martyn
Author:
Björnsson, Helgi
Author:
Bishop, Michael P.
Author:
Haritashya, Umesh Kumar
Author:
Oerlemans, Johannes
Author:
Haeberli, Wilfried
Author:
Bjrnsson, Helgi
Author:
Singh, Pratap
Author:
Shroder, John F.
Subject:
distribution of snow, ice and glaciers
Subject:
glaciation, ice ages
Subject:
glacier dynamics
Subject:
mass balance
Subject:
snowfall and snow cover
Subject:
Hydrogeology
Subject:
Physical geography
Subject:
Climate change
Subject:
Forestry management
Subject:
Environmental management
Subject:
Applied Earth Sciences
Subject:
Applied Earth Sciences Title is also available as part of a set: Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers (978-90-481-2643-9)
Subject:
Geography-Water and Hydrology
Subject:
Geotechnical Engineering & Applied Earth Sciences
Subject:
Climate Change Impacts
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2011
Series:
Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series
Publication Date:
20110629
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
1299
Dimensions:
277 x 210 mm

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