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Field Techniques in Glaciology and Glacial Geomorphology

ISBN: 978-0-470-84427-4
412 pages
May 2005
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Description

Field Techniques in Glaciology and Glacial Geomorphology is the first text to provide this essential information in a single comprehensive volume.

Coverage includes:

  • The role of field data acquisition in the broader disciplines of glaciology and glacial geomorphology
  • Logistical preparations for fieldwork
  • Field techniques in glaciology such as investigations on ice and meltwaters
  • Field techniques in glacial geomorphology ranging from investigations on glacial landforms and sediments
  • International case studies show each method in practice
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. Introduction.

2. Planning and Conducting glaciological fieldwork.

3. Glacier ice: Character, Sampling and analysis.

4. Glacier meltwater: Character, sampling and analysis.

5. Hot-water borehole drilling and borehole instrumentation.

6. Ice radar.

7. Glacier mass balance and motion.

8. Glacigenic sediments.

9. Mapping glaciers and glacial landforms.

10. Monitoring and reconstructing glacier fluctuations.

References.

Index.

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The Wiley Advantage

  • First textbook to provide an overview of field techniques in glaciology and glacial geomorphology
  • International case studies show each method in practice
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