Glaciers: Formation, Climate Change and their Effects


Nicholas Doyle (Editor)

Series: Climate Change and its Causes, Effects and Prediction
BISAC: SCI042000

This book provides research on the geological formation of glaciers, as well as the effects of climate change to glaciers. The first chapter reviews recent and old applications of first principles physics to the modelling of glaciers and ice sheets. Chapter Two focuses on the physical-geographical factors of the development and evolution of the Debeli Namet glacier in Montenegro. Chapter Three studies high altitude temperature changes in the Tropical Andes over the last 15,000 years. Chapter Four summarizes the current knowledge of the biodiversity and ecology of microbial communities from glaciers. Chapter Five presents the results of investigations of mountain glaciers within the southeastern part of Russian Altai (SE Altai). The last chapter reports a continuation of direct field investigations, aiming to reveal whether supraglacial debris effect is increasing or decreasing in mass balance and glacier evolution with the course of time. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Glacier Physics from First Principles
Valerio Faraoni (Physics Department and Environmental Science Programme, Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Qu’ebec, Canada)

Chapter 2. Physical-Geographical Factors of Development and Evolution of the Debeli Namet Glacier (Montenegro)
Predrag Djuroviæ, Mirela Djuroviæ (University of Belgrade, Geography Faculty, Belgrade, Serbia, and others)

Chapter 3. High Altitude Temperature Changes in the Tropical Andes over the last 15,000 Years Estimated from a Glaciological Model
V. Jomelli, V. Favier, D. Brunstein, F. He, Z. Liu (Université Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, CNRS Laboratoire de Géographie Physique, Meudon, France, and others)

Chapter 4. The Effect of Climate Change on Microbial Communities from Glaciers
Eva García-López, Paula Alcázar, Marina Postigo and Cristina Cid (Microbial Evolution Laboratory, Center for Astrobiology (CSIC-INTA), Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain)

Chapter 5. Mountain Glaciers of the SE Altai, Russia: The Holocene Chronology and Effects on the Topography Changes
R. K. Nepop, and A. R. Agatova (Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Novosibirsk, Russia, and others)

Chapter 6. Debris Cover Expansion on Djankuat Glacier through the Direct Monitoring period and Its Effect on the Mass Balance
Alexey Rezepkin (Department of Cryolithology and Glaciology, Geographical Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia)


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