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By Luke Copland,Derek Mueller

This ebook offers an outline of the present country of data of Arctic ice cabinets, ice islands and comparable gains. Ice cabinets are everlasting components of ice which flow at the ocean floor whereas hooked up to the coast, and customarily take place in very chilly environments the place perennial sea ice builds as much as nice thickness, and/or the place glaciers circulate off the land and are preserved at the ocean floor. those panorama beneficial properties are fairly poorly studied within the Arctic, but they're most likely hugely delicate symptoms of weather swap simply because they reply to alterations in atmospheric, oceanic and glaciological stipulations. fresh fracturing and breakup occasions of ice cabinets within the Canadian excessive Arctic have attracted major medical and public cognizance, and produced huge ice islands which could pose a chance to Arctic transport and offshore infrastructure. a lot has been released approximately Antarctic ice cabinets, yet to this point there has now not been a committed ebook approximately Arctic ice cabinets or ice islands. This ebook fills that gap.

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