Recent Climate Change Impacts on Mountain Glaciers

Recent Climate Change Impacts on Mountain Glaciers - The Cryosphere Science Series

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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. There is a consistent result that reverberates from mountain range to mountain range, which emphasizes that although regional glacier and climate feedbacks differ, global changes are driving the response. This book considers ten different glaciated regions around the individual glaciers, and offers a different tune to the same chorus of glacier volume loss in the face of climate change.

Book information

ISBN: 9781119068112
Publisher: Wiley
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Pub date:
DEWEY: 551.312
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 674g
Height: 253mm
Width: 190mm
Spine width: 17mm