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Dynamics of Ice Sheets and Glaciers

Dynamics of Ice Sheets and Glaciers by Ralf Greve
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Dynamics of Ice Sheets and Glaciers presents an introduction to the dynamics and thermodynamics of flowing ice masses on Earth. Based on an outline of general continuum mechanics, the different initial-boundary-value problems for the flow of ice sheets, ice shelves, ice caps and glaciers are systematically derived. Special emphasis is put on developing hierarchies of approximations for the different systems, and suitable numerical solution techniques are discussed. A separate chapter is devoted to glacial isostasy. The book is appropriate for graduate courses in glaciology, cryospheric sciences, environmental sciences, geophysics and related fields. Standard undergraduate knowledge of mathematics (calculus, linear algebra) and physics (classical mechanics, thermodynamics) provide a sufficient background for successfully studying the text.

Springer Berlin Heidelberg; August 2009
296 pages; ISBN 9783642034152
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Title: Dynamics of Ice Sheets and Glaciers
Author: Ralf Greve; Heinz Blatter
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