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State of the Cryosphere: Glaciers and Ice Sheets

State of the Cryosphere: Glaciers and Ice Sheets

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

ISBN: 978-1-118-78203-3

Mar 2014, American Geophysical Union

100 pages

Select type: O-Book

Description

The cryosphere is a uniquely sensitive and strikingly symbolic indicator of climate change, but it has been one of the least observed, and least understood, parts of Earth's climate system. Glaciers and Ice Sheets brings together a collection of 41 research papers from Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research (Earth Surface and Atmospheres), and Paleoceanography that together reveal the cryosphere as a highly dynamic component of the Earth system. The papers include recent satellite observations of dramatic ice loss.