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Cold Region Hazards and Risks by Colin A. Whiteman

By Colin A. Whiteman

it is a distinct, well timed and fascinating textual content with large ranging geographical assurance. The textual content brings jointly, for the 1st time, information regarding an unlimited array of risks linked to ice and snow, spanning either popular phenomenon (e.g. avalanches) and the fewer commonly used (e.g. river ice jams and ice storms) utilizing, in lots of situations, fabric which is never noticeable outdoors complex educational learn books and journals. the diversity of ice-related dangers could be brought and the importance of the present international warming context mentioned. vast actual types of glacial, periglacial and atmospheric chilly environments are awarded to supply a systematic context for dialogue of the human problems with threat, vulnerability influence 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 most recent advancements within the box
  • Each bankruptcy comprises risks evaluate, summery, conclusions, power initiatives workout and key references
  • Includes a supplementary web site with figures from the textual content and extra references
  • Each bankruptcy incorporates a dangers assessment, precis, conclusions, capability initiatives workout and key references

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