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Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific developments in glacier surges and melting, ice shelf collapses, paleo-climate reconstruction, sea level rise, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness, and mitigation. It takes a geo-scientific approach to the topic while also covering current thinking about directly related social scientific issues that can adversely affect ecosystems and global economies.

  • Puts the contributions from expert oceanographers, geologists, geophysicists, environmental scientists, and climatologists selected by a world-renowned editorial board in your hands
  • Presents the latest research on causality, glacial surges, ice-shelf collapses, sea level rise, climate change implications, and more
  • Numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations and photographs of hazardous processes will be included
  • Features new insights into the implications of climate change on increased melting, collapsing, flooding, methane emissions, and sea level rise

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Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks and Disasters

Edited by Wilfried Haeberli and Colin Whiteman

Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific understanding of glacier, ice sheet and sea ice melting, permafrost degradation and slope instability, glacier lake outburst floods and avalanches and their diverse impacts including sea-level rise. While placed in a geo-scientific context, the topic also covers current thinking about directly-related socio-economic issues, adaptation and mitigation, from local to global scales.

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  • Puts the contributions from expert glaciologists, geoscientists, volcanologists, environmental scientists, climatologists and historians, selected by a world-renowned editorial board, in your hands
  • Presents the latest research on the causes and impacts of snow and ice-related hazards, the implications of climate-change, and more
  • Includes numerous tables, maps, diagrams and photographs exemplifying and illustrating cryogenic hazardous processes
  • Features new insights into the implications of climate change for increased ice and snow melting, ice shelf collapsing, methane emissions, sea level rise and radioactive waste disposal

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Volcanic Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

Earthquake Hazard, Risk, and Disasters

Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters 

Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

Wildfire Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

Hazards, Risks, and Disasters in Society

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jshroder@mail.unomaha.edu

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