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On sea ice [electronic resource] / by W.F. Weeks; with W.D. Hibler III.

Author/Creator:
Weeks, W. F.
Publication:
Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, c2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (682 p.)
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Subjects:
Sea ice.
Ice.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Covering more than seven percent of the earth's surface, sea ice is crucial to the functioning of the biosphere-and is a key component in our attempts to understand and combat climate change. With On Sea Ice, geophysicist W. F. Weeks delivers a natural history of sea ice, a fully comprehensive and up-to-date account of our knowledge of its creation, change, and function. The volume begins with the earliest recorded observations of sea ice, from 350 BC, but the majority of its information is drawn from the period after 1950, when detailed study of sea ice became widespread. Weeks de
Contents:
Contents; Preface; About This Book; Acknowledgments; Figure Sources; 1. Introduction; 2. Historical Background; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Some Ancient History; 2.3 The 19th Century; 2.4 The 20th Century; 3. The Ocean Setting; 3.1 Topography; 3.2 Hydrology; 3.3 Currents; 3.4 Water Masses; 4. An Introduction to Sea Ice Growth; 4.1 A Growth Model; 4.2 Multiyear Ice; 5. Components; 5.1 Water; 5.2 Seawater and Brine; 5.3 Ice; 5.4 Solid Salts; 6. The Phase Diagram; 6.1 Fundamentals; 6.2 Experiments and Analysis; 6.3 Questions; 7. Sea Ice Structure; 7.1 Environmental Pathways and Terminology
7.2 First-Year Ice7.3 Old Ice; 7.4 Reality; 8. Sea Ice Salinity; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Observations; 8.3 Mechanisms; 8.4 Theories; 8.5 Inclusion Geometry; 9. Sea Ice Growth: The Details; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 A Thin FY Ice Model; 9.3 A Thick Ice Model; 9.4 Further Efforts; 10. Properties; 10.1 Density; 10.2 Gas Content and Composition; 10.3 Thermal Properties; 10.4 Mechanical Properties; 10.5 Electromagnetic Properties; 10.6 Concluding Remarks; 11. Polynyas and Leads; 11.1 Introduction; 11.2 Polynyas; 11.3 Leads; 12. Deformation; 12.1 Introduction; 12.2 Terminology; 12.3 Field Observations
12.4 Properties of Individual Ridges12.5 Remote Profiling; 12.6 Models; 12.7 Conclusions; 13. Sea Ice-Seafloor Interactions; 13.1 Introduction; 13.2 Observational Methods; 13.3 Results; 13.4 Applications; 14. Marginal Ice Zone; 14.1 General Characteristics; 14.2 Regional Characteristics; 14.3 Wave-Ice Interactions; 14.4 Ice-Edge Bands; 14.5 Conclusions; 15. Snow; 15.1 Arctic; 15.2 Antarctic; 15.3 Conclusions; 16. Ice Dynamics; 16.1 Some Background; 16.2 Observations of Sea Ice Motion and Deformation; 16.3 Stress Measurements; 16.4 Modeling Sea Ice Drift and Deformation; 16.5 Sea Ice Mechanics
16.6 Ice Thickness Distribution Theory16.7 Simulations of the Evolution of Sea Ice; 16.8 Concluding Remarks; 17. Underwater Ice; 17.1 Introduction; 17.2 Platelet Ice; 17.3 Marine Ice; 17.4 Anchor Ice; 17.5 Conclusions; 18. Trends; 18.1 Introduction; 18.2 Arctic; 18.3 Antarctic; 18.4 Causes and Predictions; 19. Conclusions; Appendix A: Symbols; Appendix B: Acronyms & Abbreviations; Appendix C: Terminology & Glossary; Appendix D: Sampling; Appendix E: Thin Sections; Appendix F: Remote Sensing; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Hibler, W. D., III.
ISBN:
1-60223-101-X
OCLC:
643302511