Principles of Glacier Mechanics by Roger LeB. HookePrinciples of Glacier Mechanics by Roger LeB. Hooke

Principles of Glacier Mechanics

byRoger LeB. Hooke

Paperback | March 21, 2005

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This new edition of a successful textbook will supply advanced undergraduate and graduate students with the tools they need to understand modern glaciology. Practicing glacial geologists and glaciologists will also find the volume useful as a reference book. Relatively simple concepts are followed by more mathematically advanced chapters. Student exercises are included.
Roger LeB. Hooke is Research Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences and the Climate Change Institute, University of Maine. He has been involved in glaciological research for over 30 years, focusing on processes relevant to the origin of glacial landforms. In addition to the first edition of Principles of Glacier Mechanics, he ha...
Title:Principles of Glacier MechanicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.91 inPublished:March 21, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521544165

ISBN - 13:9780521544160


Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Why study glaciers?; 2. Some basic concepts; 3. Mass balance; 4. Flow and fracture of a crystalline material; 5. The velocity field in a glacier; 6. Temperature distribution in polar ice sheets; 7. The coupling between a glacier and its bed; 8. Water flow in and under glaciers: geomorphic implications; 9. Stress and deformation; 10. Stress and velocity distribution in an idealized glacier; 11. Numerical modeling; 12. Applications of stress and deformation principles to classical problems; 13. Finite strain and the origin of foliation; 14. Response of glaciers to changes in mass balance; References; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...provides students and practicing glaciologists with the tools they need to understand modern glaciology. The organization of the book makes it ideal for use as a textbook." - Journal of the American Water Resources Association