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'Foreign Policy' Salutes the Cryosphere

GlacierHub - May 3, 2016
Last month, a Foreign Policy column focused on security issues turned its attention to the cryosphere. The writer, Sharon Burke, a senior advisor at the New America foundation and former Obama administration official, began by pointing out the ...

Crisis in the Cryosphere

Scientific American (blog) - Apr 14, 2016
But the accord never mentions the cryosphere, the frigid regions that include the planet's polar ice caps; ice fields; mountain glaciers; and permafrost, or perennially frozen soil. Even if the emission-reduction targets are met, it won't be enough ...

Natural Security: Why you should pay attention to the cryosphere, dammit

Foreign Policy (blog) - Apr 7, 2016
The melting cryosphere will have significant consequences for both human and hard security, if it's even useful making a distinction in this case. In addition to humanitarian and disaster relief challenges from flooding, the need to relocate ...

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Cryosphere books

Physics of Climate

by: Jose P. Peixoto, Abraham H. Oort
"A superb reference." Physics Today "Will become a classic text in climate research. " Physics World "Valuable to anyone who studies, models, or uses the climate of the earth." Walter Robinson, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society "Informative and authoritative on a remarkably wide range of topics." Nature Are we entering a period of global warming? Is weather predictable? Physics of Climate offers you an in-depth description of atmospheric circulation and how environmental phenomena worldwide interact in a single, unified system.
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The High-Mountain Cryosphere: Environmental Changes and Human Risks

This edited volume, showcasing cutting-edge research, addresses two primary questions - what are the main drivers of change in high-mountains and what are the risks implied by these changes? From a physical perspective, it examines the complex interplay between climate and the high-mountain cryosphere, with further chapters covering tectonics, volcano-ice interactions, hydrology, slope stability, erosion, ecosystems, and glacier- and snow-related hazards. Societal dimensions, both global and local, of high-mountain cryospheric change are also explored.
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The Cryosphere

by: Shawn J. Marshall

The cryosphere encompasses the Earth's snow and ice masses. It is a critical part of our planet's climate system, one that is especially at risk from climate change and global warming. The Cryosphere provides an essential introduction to the subject, written by one of the world's leading experts in Earth-system science.

In this primer, glaciologist Shawn Marshall introduces readers to the cryosphere and the broader role it plays in our global climate system. After giving a concise overview, he fully explains each component of the cryosphere and how it works--seasonal snow, permafrost, river and lake ice, sea ice, glaciers, ice sheets, and ice shelves.
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The Cryosphere and Global Environmental Change

by: Olav Slaymaker, Richard Kelly
This is the first textbook to consider all aspects of the cryosphere system in the context of global environmental change driven by human activity and climate.