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Need to understand climatic conditions of Cryosphere to control global warming: Expert


United News of India - Feb 26, 2017
Panaji, Feb 26 (UNI) There is need to understand the climatic conditions of the Cryosphere in order to control global warming, according to Dr Avinash Kumar, Marine Geologist at National Centre for Antartic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Vasco da Gama.
 

Climate change puts California's snowpack in jeopardy in future droughts


UCLA Newsroom - Mar 10, 2017
“The cryosphere — frozen parts of the planet — has shown the earliest and largest signs of change,” said UCLA climate scientist Alex Hall, who along with study co-author Neil Berg modeled what future California droughts will look like in terms of ...
 

Alpine ski resorts could lose up to 70% of snow cover by 2100 – experts


The Guardian - Feb 17, 2017
Even in the best-case scenarios, global warming is likely to see snowfall replaced by rain across the Alps, according to a report in the European Geosciences Union (EGU) journal the Cryosphere. It says mathematical climate models predict that “bare ...
 

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Cryosphere books

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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Recent Climate Change Impacts on Mountain Glaciers


by: Mauri Pelto
Glaciers are considered a key and an iconic indicator of climate change. The World Glacier Monitoring Service has noted that global alpine balance has been negative for 35 consecutive years. This highlights the dire future that alpine glaciers face.

The goal of this volume is to tell the story, glacier by glacier, of response to climate change from 1984-2015. Of the 165 glaciers examined in 10 different alpine regions, 162 have retreated significantly. It is evident that the changes are significant, not happening at a "glacial" pace, and are profoundly affecting alpine regions.
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GNSS Remote Sensing: Theory, Methods and Applications


by: Shuanggen Jin, Estel Cardellach, Feiqin Xie
The versatile and available GNSS signals can detect the Earth’s surface environments as a new, highly precise, continuous, all-weather and near-real-time remote sensing tool. This book presents the theory and methods of GNSS remote sensing as well as its applications in the atmosphere, oceans, land and hydrology. Ground-based atmospheric sensing, space-borne atmospheric sensing, reflectometry, ocean remote sensing, hydrology sensing as well as cryosphere sensing with the GNSS will be discussed per chapter in the book.
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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.