Ice Physics and the Natural Environment

  • John S. Wettlaufer
  • J. Gregory Dash
  • Norbert Untersteiner

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 56)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Introduction

    1. J. S. Wettlaufer
      Pages 1-9
  3. Chapters

  4. Lecture Notes

  5. Articles

    1. Daniel L. Feltham, M. Grae Worster
      Pages 285-287
    2. V. A. Hodgkin, J. S. Wettlaufer, J. G. Dash
      Pages 295-297
    3. Tammy Johnson, Jeff Dozier, Joel Michaelsen
      Pages 299-304
    4. A. I. Kolesnikov, J.-C. Li
      Pages 305-307
    5. Konrad J. Kossacki, Slawomira Szutowicz
      Pages 309-313
    6. Jacek Leliwa-Kopystynski
      Pages 315-320
    7. B. L. Mason, J. G. Dash
      Pages 321-324
    8. N. V. Persiantseva, O. B. Popovitcheva, T. V. Rakhimova
      Pages 329-334
    9. Allan R. Phelps, Martin O. Jeffries
      Pages 335-339
    10. N. Steiner, M. Harder, P. Lemke
      Pages 341-345
    11. Y. Wang, S. L. Dong, J.-C. Li
      Pages 347-349
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 351-360

About these proceedings


The Advanced Study Institute Ice Physics in the Natural and Endangered Environ­ ment was held at Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy, from September 7 to 19, 1997. The ASI was designed to study the broad range of ice science and technology, and it brought together an appropriately interdisciplinary group of lecturers and students to study the many facets of the subject. The talks and poster presentations explored how basic molecular physics of ice have important environmental consequences, and, con­ versely, how natural phenomena present new questions for fundamental study. The of lectures discusses these linkages, in order that overall unity of following sunimary the subject and this volume can be perceived. Not all of the lecturers and participants were able to contribute a written piece, but their active involvement was crucial to the success of the Institute and thereby influenced the content of the volume. We began the Institute by retracing the history of the search for a microscopic un­ derstanding of melting. Our motivation was straightforward. Nearly every phenome­ non involving ice in the environment is influenced by the change of phase from solid to liquid or vice-versa. Hence, a sufficiently deep physical picture of the melting tran­ sition enriches our appreciation of a vast array of geophysical and technical problems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John S. Wettlaufer
    • 1
  • J. Gregory Dash
    • 2
  • Norbert Untersteiner
    • 3
  1. 1.Applied Physics Laboratory and Department of PhysicsUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Atmospheric SciencesUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64226-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60030-2
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