The Cryosphere and Global Environmental Change by Olav SlaymakerThe Cryosphere and Global Environmental Change by Olav Slaymaker

The Cryosphere and Global Environmental Change

byOlav Slaymaker, Richard Kelly

Paperback | January 23, 2007

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This is the first textbook to consider all aspects of the cryosphere system in the context of global environmental change driven by human activity and climate.

  • Considers all six aspects of the cryosphere – ice sheets, glacier ice, permafrost, river and lake ice, sea ice and snow – in the context of global environmental change driven by human activity and climate.
  • Describes a new concept of cryosphere transience and landscape transition which links climate, hydrology, ecology and geomorphology.
  • Looks at the evidence, process, and patterns of cryosphere change, on local and global scales.
  • Provides a wealth of data to inform the current global environmental change debate.

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Professor Slaymaker's research has four foci: mountain hydrogeomorphology, land use impacts, sustainable development and global environmental change. From 1994-2002 he was a Governor of the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa. Professor Kelly's research focuses on the use of measurements from remote sensing ground, air...
Title:The Cryosphere and Global Environmental ChangeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.7 × 7.5 × 0.67 inPublished:January 23, 2007Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:140512976X

ISBN - 13:9781405129763

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Table of Contents


1. The Evidence for Cryospheric Change.

2. The Monitoring of Cryospheric Change.

3. Processes of Cryospheric Change.

4. Patterns of the Contemporary Cryosphere at Local to Global Scales.

5. The Evidence for Past Cryospheric Changes.

6. The Transience of the Cryosphere and Transitional Landscapes.

7. Cryospheric Change and Vulnerability at Quaternary, Holocene, and Anthropocene Timescales.



Editorial Reviews

“The major concepts, illustrated, are clear and accessible even for the non-specialist…the coverage and synthesis work well and are quite informative.”