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The Climatic Record in Polar Ice Sheets


G. de Q. Robin, W. S. B. Paterson, J. Weertman, D. J. Drewry, C. Lorius, N. J. Shackleton, S. J. Johnsen, W. S. B. Paterson, I. M. Whillans, D. Raymond, G. S. Boulton, W. F. Budd, D. Jenssen, J. A. Campbell, N. W. Young
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  • Date Published: July 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521153645

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  • Originally published in 1983, this multi-author work reviews the then current knowledge of the isotopic and temperature profiles of polar ice sheets. The polar ice sheets contain a wonderfully detailed record of the atmospheric history of the Earth that extends back for hundreds of thousands of years. This book is the result of a workshop held at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge. The review includes the glacial geology and glaciology of ice sheets; measurement and significance of glaciological parameters; temperature, isotopic and gas content profiles; and the climatic record from ice cores. The results presented in this volume will be of particular interest to glaciologists and climatologists.

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    • Date Published: July 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521153645
    • length: 222 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Part I. Ice Sheets: Isotopes and Temperatures G. de Q. Robin: Part II. Ice Sheets: Glacial Geology and Glaciology W. S. B. Paterson:
    1. Data on the size of former ice sheets W. S. B. Paterson
    2. Surface profiles of ice sheets W. S. B. Paterson
    3. Migration of centres of ice domes and ice-shelf inland-ice boundaries J. Weertman
    4. Form and flow of the Antarctic ice sheet during the last million years D. J. Drewry and G. de Q. Robin
    5. The Greenland ice sheet G. de Q. Robin
    Part III. Glaciological Parameters, their Measurement and Significance C. Lorius:
    6. Isotopic composition of the ocean surface as a source for the ice in Antarctica N. J. Shackleton
    7. Atmospheric processes G. de Q. Robin and S. J. Johnsen
    8. Antarctica: survey of near-surface mean isotopic values C. Lorius
    9. Diffusion of stable isotopes S. J. Johnsen and G. de Q. Robin
    10. Techniques for measuring temperatures in glaciers and ice sheets W. S. B. Paterson
    11. Accumulation rate measurements on cold polar glaciers C. Lorius
    12. Ice movement I. M. Whillans
    13. Ice depths, including depths along flowlines G. de Q. Robin
    14. Total gas content D. Raymond
    15. Debris and isotopic sequences in basal layers of polar ice sheets G. S. Boulton
    16. Radio-echo studies of internal layering of polar ice sheets G. de Q. Robin
    Part IV: Presentation of Data S. J. Johnsen:
    17. General glaciology G. de Q. Robin
    18. Profile data, Greenland region G. de Q. Robin
    19. Profile data, inland Antarctica G. de Q. Robin
    20. Coastal sites, Antarctica G. de Q. Robin
    Part V. Analysis of Temperature, Isotopic and Total Gas Content Profiles D. Jenssen and W. F. Budd:
    21. Synopsis W. F. Budd
    22. Heat conduction studies D. Jenssen and J. A. Campbell
    23. Elevation and climatic changes from total gas content and stable isotopic measurements D. Jenssen
    24. Techniques for the analysis of temperature-depth profiles in ice sheets W. F. Budd and N. W. Young
    25. Application of modelling techniques to measured profiles of temperatures and isotopes W. F. Budd and N. W. Young
    26. Summary and conclusions W. F. Budd
    Part VI. The Climatic Record From Ice Cores G. de Q. Robin:
    27. The δ value-temperature relationship
    28. Isotopic-temperature noise
    29. Regional and global trends: the climatic record
    30. Conclusion

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    Gordon de Q. Robin


    G. de Q. Robin, W. S. B. Paterson, J. Weertman, D. J. Drewry, C. Lorius, N. J. Shackleton, S. J. Johnsen, W. S. B. Paterson, I. M. Whillans, D. Raymond, G. S. Boulton, W. F. Budd, D. Jenssen, J. A. Campbell, N. W. Young

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