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Sea Ice, 2nd Edition

Sea Ice, 2nd Edition

David N. Thomas (Editor), Gerhard S. Dieckmann (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-31714-5

Jan 2010

640 pages

Description

As the Arctic perennial sea ice continues to disappear at an alarming rate, a full understanding of sea ice as a crucial global ecosystem, and the effects of its loss is vital for all those working with and studying global climate change.

Building on the success of the previous edition, the second edition of Sea Ice, now much expanded and in full colour throughout, includes six completely new chapters with complete revisions of all the chapters included from the first edition.

The Editors, Professor David Thomas and Dr Gerhard Dieckmann have once again drawn together an extremely impressive group of internationally respected contributing authors, ensuring a comprehensive worldwide coverage of this incredibly important topic.

Sea  Ice, second edition, is an essential purchase for oceanographers and marine scientists, environmental scientists, biologists, geochemists and geologists. All those involved in the study of global climate change will find this book to contain a wealth of important information. All libraries in universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught will need multiple copies of this book on their shelves.

  • truly multidisciplinary approach
  • world leading authors and editors
  • international in scope, covering both Arctic and Antarctic work
  • of vital interest to all those involved in global warming and climate change research
  • highly illustrated full colour book with colour images throughout
List of Contributors.

Foreword (Stephen F. Ackley).

Chapter 1 The Importance of Sea Ice: An Overview.

Chapter 2 Growth, Structure and Properties of Sea Ice.

Chapter 3 Sea Ice and Oceanography.

Chapter 4 Dynamics Versus Thermodynamics: The Sea Ice Thickness Distribution.

Chapter 5 Snow and Sea Ice.

Chapter 6 Variability and Trends of the Global Sea Ice Cover.

Chapter 7 Sea ice bacteria and viruses.

Chapter 8 Primary Producers and Sea Ice.

Chapter 9 Heterotrophic Protists associated with Sea ice.

Chapter 10 Sea Ice Meio- and Macrofauna.

Chapter 11 Sea Ice: A Critical Habitat for Polar Marine Mammals and Birds.

Chapter 12 Biogeochemistry of Sea Ice.

Chapter 13 Palaeo Sea Ice Distribution and Reconstruction Derived from the Geological Record.

Chapter 14 Sea Ice in Non-Polar Regions.

Chapter 15 Sea ice and Astrobiology.

Glossary.

Index.

""Thus, I unconditionally recommend this book to the serious student of climate change as well as to the more experienced researcher involved in any aspect of sea ice research as a most valuable resource on the subject of sea ice and its role in the global system."" (Polar Biol, 2010)
 
* truly multidisciplinary approach
* world leading authors and editors
* international in scope, covering both Arctic and Antarctic work
* of vital interest to all those involved in global warming and climate change research
* highly illustrated full colour book with colour images throughout