• Ryszard Staroszczyk
Part of the GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences book series (GEPS)


In this introductory chapter basic facts about the occurrence of natural sea and land-based polar ice on our planet are provided, a brief history of the development of ice mechanics as a scientific discipline is given, and the outline of the book content, with the description of the subject matter of Chaps. 2–8 is presented.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Hydro-EngineeringPolish Academy of SciencesGdańskPoland

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