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Cold Region Hazards and Risks by Colin A. Whiteman

By Colin A. Whiteman

this can be a exact, well timed and interesting textual content with extensive ranging geographical insurance. The textual content brings jointly, for the 1st time, information regarding an unlimited array of dangers linked to ice and snow, spanning either renowned phenomenon (e.g. avalanches) and the fewer frequent (e.g. river ice jams and ice storms) utilizing, in lots of instances, fabric which is never obvious outdoors complex educational study books and journals. the diversity of ice-related dangers should be brought and the importance of the present international warming context mentioned. huge actual types of glacial, periglacial and atmospheric chilly environments are provided to supply a systematic context for dialogue of the human problems with possibility, vulnerability effect and mitigation.

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  • Wide ranging geographical insurance (the Americas, Asia, Australasia, Antarctic & Europe)
  • Localised risks (avalanches, existence storms, landslides) contrasted to these with wider attaining results (arctic ice loss, ice sheet retreat and vast unfold permafrost decay)
  • Includes the newest advancements within the box
  • Each bankruptcy comprises dangers evaluate, summery, conclusions, strength tasks workout and key references
  • Includes a supplementary web site with figures from the textual content and additional references
  • Each bankruptcy incorporates a risks evaluation, precis, conclusions, strength initiatives workout and key references

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