Dynamics of Ice Sheets and Glaciers

  • Ralf Greve
  • Heinz Blatter
Part of the Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics book series (AGEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ralf Greve, Heinz Blatter
    Pages 1-6
  3. Ralf Greve, Heinz Blatter
    Pages 7-16
  4. Ralf Greve, Heinz Blatter
    Pages 17-48
  5. Ralf Greve, Heinz Blatter
    Pages 49-60
  6. Ralf Greve, Heinz Blatter
    Pages 61-109
  7. Ralf Greve, Heinz Blatter
    Pages 111-143
  8. Ralf Greve, Heinz Blatter
    Pages 145-184
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    Pages 185-201
  10. Ralf Greve, Heinz Blatter
    Pages 203-259
  11. Ralf Greve, Heinz Blatter
    Pages 261-262
  12. Publisher
    Pages 1-3
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 263-287

About this book

Introduction

Dynamics of Ice Sheets and Glaciers presents an introduction to the dynamics and thermodynamics of flowing ice masses on Earth. Based on an outline of general continuum mechanics, the different initial-boundary-value problems for the flow of ice sheets, ice shelves, ice caps and glaciers are systematically derived. Special emphasis is put on developing hierarchies of approximations for the different systems, and suitable numerical solution techniques are discussed. A separate chapter is devoted to glacial isostasy. The book is appropriate for graduate courses in glaciology, cryospheric sciences, environmental sciences, geophysics and related fields. Standard undergraduate knowledge of mathematics (calculus, linear algebra) and physics (classical mechanics, thermodynamics) provide a sufficient background for successfully studying the text.

Keywords

Geophysics dynamics flow glacier glaciology ice sheet ice shelf

Authors and affiliations

  • Ralf Greve
    • 1
  • Heinz Blatter
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. Low Temperature ScienceHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan
  2. 2.Inst. Atmospheric & Climate ScienceETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03415-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-03414-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-03415-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1866-8348
  • Series Online ISSN 1866-8356