Cryospheric Systems: Glaciers And Permafrost (Geological by C. Harris, J. B. Murton

By C. Harris, J. B. Murton

The advent of the time period periglacial through Lozinski in 1909 to explain the cold-climate stipulations within the region adjoining to, yet past, the Pleistocene glaciers inspired the separate improvement of geocryological and glaciological study. Geological and geomorphological strategies on the interface among glaciers and permafrost have, consequently, been given much less awareness than they warrant, and the effect of 1 at the different has in lots of respects been overlooked. This ebook incorporates a number of papers that emphasize glacier-permafrost interactions. Papers think of permafrost and its impact on glacitectonic tactics, glacial meltwater structures and ground-ice improvement in proglacial and ice-marginal environments. moreover, fresh examine findings are pronounced on paraglacial approaches, permafrost evolution, rock glaciers, the formation of ice-wedge casts and periglacial slope evolution. it truly is was hoping that this e-book will stimulate curiosity within the interface among glacial and periglacial structures, and inspire extra collaborative learn related to glaciologists and glacial geologists at the one hand, and geocryologists and permafrost scientists at the other.Also on hand: Glacier-Influenced Sedimentation on High-Latitude Continental Margins - ISBN 1862391203 go with the flow Exploration in Glaciated Terrain - ISBN 1862390827 The Geology of Svalbard - ISBN 1897799934

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The International Commission on Snow and Ice (ICSI) may attempt to b e c o m e an association within the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), but must include the science of frozen ground in order to do justice to the entire scientific field that it supports. The International Permafrost Association, on the other hand, should broaden its scope in order to make the scientific contributions n e e d e d to advance our understanding of the g l a c i e r - p e r m a f r o s t interface.

JANSEN, E. & LANDVIK, J. Y. 1996. Late Cenocoic history of the Scandinavian and Barents Sea ice sheets. Global and Planetery Change, 12, 11-26. MATTHEWS, J. , MCCARROLL, D. & SHAKESBY, R. A. 1995. Contemporary terminal-moraine ridge formation at a temperate glacier - Styggedaisbreen, Jotunheimen, Southern Norway. Boreas, 24(2), 129-139. , DAHL, S. , ANDERSSON, C. & MATTHEWS, J. A. 2000. The lacustrine sedimentary sequence in Sygneskardvatnet, western Norway: A continuous, high-resolution record of the Jostedalsbreen ice cap during the Holocene.

W A L L E R 1 & G E O R G E W. i. waller @ esci. keele, ac. uk) 2STATS Ltd, Poterswood House, Porters Wood, St Albans AL3 6PQ, UK Abstract: This paper describes the key characteristics of a proglacial moraine complex at the Leverett Glacier, western Greenland. The presence of a large stream-cut exposure allowed the examination of its internal structure, as well as its surface geomorphology. It is composed of a variety of ice and sediment facies, including debris-poor ice, ice-rich diamicton and ice-rich gravel.

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