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Glaciers in the Arctic

Robert Phillip Sharp

Glaciers in the Arctic

by Robert Phillip Sharp

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Published by Technical Assistant to Chief of Naval Operations for Polar Projects in [Washington] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Arctic regions.
    • Subjects:
    • Glaciers -- Arctic regions.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Robert P. Sharp.
      ContributionsUnited States. Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGB2595 .S47
      The Physical Object
      Pagination44 p. :
      Number of Pages44
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4605592M
      LC Control Number77368829

      With approximately , km2 of glacier coverage in the Arctic and the West, Canada is home to a significant percentage of the world’s glaciers. By , however, scientists predict that those in Alberta and British Columbia will have lost 70 per cent of their volume due to climate change. Alaska: Glaciers, Volcanoes, and the Arctic Circles by Chelsea Falin.

      Presently, glaciers occupy about 10 percent of the world's total land area, with most located in polar regions like Antarctica, Greenland, and the Canadian Arctic. Glaciers can be thought of as remnants from the last Ice Age, when ice covered nearly 32 percent of the land, and 30 percent of the oceans.   The book has 25 regional chapters that illustrate glacier changes from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Other chapters provide a thorough theoretical background on glacier monitoring and mapping, remote sensing techniques, uncertainties, and interpretation of the observations in a climatic context.

      Alaska: Glaciers, Volcanoes, and the Arctic Circles by Chelsea Falin #books. She is currently working on In Tangible Ice, a multi-year Arctic project examining the socio-physical dimensions of glacier retreat in near-glacier communities across all eight circumpolar nations. Visit: for more information. Specs The Secret Lives of Glaciers by M Jackson Hardcover; 6 x 9 | pages Price: $


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