The Cryosphere Science Series: Recent Climate Change Impacts on Mountain Glaciers

Editor/Author Pelto, Mauri
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 978-1-119-06811-2
Category: Science - Environmental sciences
Image Count: 206
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: June 2019
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Glaciers are considered a key and an iconic indicator of climate change. The World Glacier Monitoring Service has noted that global alpine balance has been negative for 35 consecutive years. This highlights the dire future that alpine glaciers face. The goal of this volume is to tell the story, glacier by glacier, of response to climate change from 1984-2015.

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Table of Contents

    • List of Illustrations
    • List of Tables
    • Foreword
    • Chapter 1: Alpine Glaciers: An Introduction
    • 1.1 Glacier Observation Programs
    • 1.2 Importance of Mountain Glaciers
    • 1.3 Glacier Terminus Response to Climate Change
    • 1.4 Glacier Runoff
    • 1.5 Climate Change and Impact of Runoff
    • References
    • Chapter 2: Glacier Mass Balance
    • Overview
    • References
    • Chapter 3: Juneau Icefield
    • Overview
    • 3.1 Norris Glacier
    • 3.2 Lemon Creek Glacier
    • 3.3 Mendenhall Glacier
    • 3.4 Herbert Glacier
    • 3.5 Eagle Glacier
    • 3.6 Gilkey Glacier
    • 3.7 Antler Glacier
    • 3.8 Field Glacier
    • 3.9 Llewellyn Glacier
    • 3.10 Tulsequah Glacier
    • 3.11 Twin Glacier
    • 3.12 Taku Glacier
    • References
    • Chapter 4: Northern Patagonia Icefield Region
    • Overview
    • 4.1 Reichert Glacier
    • 4.2 Gualas Glacier
    • 4.3 San Rafael Glacier
    • 4.4 San Quintín Glacier
    • 4.5 Fraenkel Glacier
    • 4.6 Benito Glacier
    • 4.7 Acodado Glacier
    • 4.8 Steffen Glacier
    • 4.9 HPN4 Glacier
    • 4.10 Colonia Glacier
    • 4.11 Nef Glacier
    • 4.12 Leones Glacier
    • 4.13 Fiero Glacier
    • 4.14 Grosse Glacier
    • 4.15 Verde Glacier
    • References
    • Chapter 5: South Georgia, Kerguelen, and Heard Islands
    • Overview
    • 5.1 Twitcher Glacier
    • 5.2 Herz Glacier
    • 5.3 Weddel Glacier
    • 5.4 Bertrab Glacier
    • 5.5 Ross–Hindle Glacier
    • 5.6 Heaney Glacier–Cook Glacier
    • 5.7 Nordenskjold Glacier
    • 5.8 Harker and Hamberg Glaciers
    • 5.9 Neumayer Glacier
    • 5.10 Konig Glacier
    • 5.11 Purvis Glacier
    • 5.12 Stephenson Glacier–Heard Island
    • 5.13 Agassiz Glacier–Kerguelen Island
    • 5.14 Ampere Glacier
    • 5.15 Lapparent Glacier
    • 5.16 Lake District
    • References
    • Chapter 6: Svalbard: Hornsund Fjord Region
    • Overview
    • 6.1 South Coast of Hornsund
    • 6.2 Eastern Hornsund Glacier change
    • 6.3 North side of Hornsund
    • 6.4 Sorkappland
    • References
    • Chapter 7: Novaya Zemlya
    • Overview
    • 7.1 Kropotkina Glacier
    • 7.2 Moshniy Glacier
    • 7.3 Vilkitskogo Glacier
    • 7.4 Krivosheina Glacier
    • 7.5 Nizkiy Glacier
    • 7.6 Glazova Glacier
    • 7.7 Krayniy Glacier
    • 7.8 Taisija Glacier
    • 7.9 Chernysheva Glacier
    • 7.10 Borzova Glacier
    • 7.11 Mack and Velkena Glaciers
    • References
    • Chapter 8: North Cascade Range, Washington USA
    • Overview
    • 8.1 Skykomish River Basin
    • 8.2 Mount Baker and Nooksack River
    • 8.3 Glacier Runoff Impact
    • References
    • Chapter 9: Interior Ranges, British Columbia/Alberta
    • Overview
    • 9.1 Yoho Glacier
    • 9.2 Des Poilus Glacier
    • 9.3 Waputik Icefield–Daly Glacier
    • 9.4 Cummins Glacier
    • 9.5 Apex Glacier
    • 9.6 Shackleton Glacier
    • 9.7 Columbia Glacier
    • 9.8 Freshfield Glacier
    • 9.9 Lyell Icefield–Mons Icefield
    • 9.10 Haworth Glacier
    • 9.11 Sir Sandford Glacier
    • 9.12 Dismal Glacier
    • 9.13 Illecillewaet Icefield
    • 9.14 Deville Icefield
    • 9.15 Conrad Icefield
    • 9.16 Vowell Glacier
    • References
    • Chapter 10: Himalaya
    • Overview
    • 10.1 Middle Lhonak Glacier
    • 10.2 South Lhonak Glacier
    • 10.3 North Lhonak Glacier
    • 10.4 East Langpo Glacier
    • 10.5 Changsang Glacier
    • 10.6 Zemu Glacier
    • 10.7 Kaer Glacier
    • 10.8 Longbashaba Glacier
    • 10.9 Zhizhai Glacier
    • 10.10 Jimi Glacier
    • 10.11 Yindapu Glacier
    • 10.12 Gelhaipuco Glacier
    • 10.13 Qangzonkco Glacier
    • 10.14 Nobuk Glacier
    • 10.15 Nangama Pokhari
    • 10.16 Kanchenjunga Glacier
    • References
    • Chapter 11: New Zealand
    • Overview
    • 11.1 Mueller Glacier
    • 11.2 Hooker Glacier
    • 11.3 Tasman Glacier
    • 11.4 Murchison Glacier
    • 11.5 Douglas Neve
    • 11.6 La Perouse Glacier
    • 11.7 Balfour Glacier
    • 11.8 Fox Glacier
    • 11.9 Franz Josef Glacier
    • 11.10 Classen Glacier
    • 11.11 Godley Glacier
    • 11.12 Lyell Glacier
    • References
    • Chapter 12: Alps: Mont Blanc–Matterhorn Transect
    • Overview
    • 12.1 Mer De Glace
    • 12.2 Glacier d'Argentiere
    • 12.3 Tour de Glacier
    • 12.4 Trient Glacier
    • 12.5 Saleina Glacier
    • 12.6 Bossons Glacier
    • 12.7 Taconnaz Glacier
    • 12.8 Bionnassay Glacier
    • 12.9 Otemma Glacier
    • 12.10 Breney Glacier
    • 12.11 Gietro Glacier
    • 12.12 Corbassière Glacier
    • 12.13 Glacier du Mont Miné
    • 12.14 Ferpécle Glacier
    • 12.15 Gornergletscher
    • 12.16 Findelengletscher
    • 12.17 Theodulgletscher
    • 12.18 Lex Blanche Glacier
    • 12.19 Miage Glacier
    • 12.20 Brouillard Glacier
    • 12.21 Freney Glacier
    • References
    • Chapter 13: Alpine Glacier Change Summary
    • References