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The Resource The cryosphere, Shawn J. Marshall

The cryosphere, Shawn J. Marshall

Label
The cryosphere
Title
The cryosphere
Statement of responsibility
Shawn J. Marshall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The cryosphere encompasses the Earth's snow and ice masses. It is a critical part of our planet's climate system, one that is especially at risk from climate change and global warming. The Cryosphere provides an essential introduction to the subject, written by one of the world's leading experts in Earth-system science. In this primer, glaciologist Shawn Marshall introduces readers to the cryosphere and the broader role it plays in our global climate system. After giving a concise overview, he fully explains each component of the cryosphere and how it works--seasonal snow, permafrost, river and lake ice, sea ice, glaciers, ice sheets, and ice shelves. Marshall describes how snow and ice interact with our atmosphere and oceans and how they influence climate, sea level, and ocean circulation. He looks at the cryosphere's role in past ice ages, and considers the changing cryosphere's future impact on our landscape, oceans, and climate. Accesssible and authoritative, this primer also features a glossary of key terms, suggestions for further reading, explanations of equations, and a discussion of open research questions in the field"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marshall, Shawn
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton primers in climate
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cryosphere
  • Climatic changes
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Climatic changes
  • Cryosphere
  • SCIENCE / Environmental Science
Label
The cryosphere, Shawn J. Marshall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction to the Cryosphere -- 2. Material Properties of Snow and Ice -- 3. Snow and Ice Thermodynamics -- 4. Seasonal Snow and Freshwater Ice -- 5. Sea Ice -- 6. Glaciers and Ice Sheets -- 7. Permafrost -- 8. Cryosphere-Climate Processes -- 9. The Cryosphere and Climate Change
Control code
ocn758333957
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 288 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400840618
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvckv74w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)758333957
Label
The cryosphere, Shawn J. Marshall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction to the Cryosphere -- 2. Material Properties of Snow and Ice -- 3. Snow and Ice Thermodynamics -- 4. Seasonal Snow and Freshwater Ice -- 5. Sea Ice -- 6. Glaciers and Ice Sheets -- 7. Permafrost -- 8. Cryosphere-Climate Processes -- 9. The Cryosphere and Climate Change
Control code
ocn758333957
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 288 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400840618
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvckv74w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)758333957

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