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Introduction to the Physics of the Cryosphere

Melody Sandells, Daniela Flocco

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Introduction to the Physics of the Cryosphere is intended for graduates with a numerical sciences background, particularly those who are heading towards postgraduate study or are generally interested in environmental physics. Conservation equations underpin the physics encompassed in this book, although the interesting part comes in how the necessary variables and boundary conditions are defined to be able to simulate changes in the cryosphere. Phase changes between ice, liquid water and water vapour also come into play.

About Editors

Melody Sandells is a Research Fellow at the Environmental Systems Science Centre, University of Reading. Research interests include earth observation of snow and soil moisture, snow physics, snow vegetation radiative interactions, and microwave remote sensing and hydrology. Current research includes the development of a data assimilation system to improve snow mass retrievals, coupling of snow and soil systems, modelling and remote sensing of snow grain size evolution, the role of snow in the accumulation of water on ice shelves and improvement of snow microwave emission models. Fieldwork experience in North America, sub-Arctic and Arctic regions. Daniela Flocco earned a degree in Environmental Sciences, majoring in oceanography at the Università Parthenope in Naples. She submitted her PhD thesis on the geophysics of Antarctic coastal polynyas and their impact on dense water production based on her studies at SPRI and DAMTP at the University of Cambridge. She is now working with Daniel Feltham as a PDRA on the inclusion of the physics of melt ponds in the CICE model.

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Paperback ISBN: 9780750327695

Ebook ISBN: 9781627056052

DOI: 10.1088/978-1-6270-5303-7

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

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