Geophysical Sciences

Global Land Ice Measurements from Space

Editors: Kargel, J.S., Leonard, G.J., Bishop, M.P., Kääb, A., Raup, B.H. (Eds.)

  • Up to date satellite imaging with quantitative analysis of state and dynamics, contributions form a large international team of experts.
  • Novel satellite analysis methodologies with algorithms included in the extra online material.
  • Extra online material encompasses fly-over movies, glacier data-bases and oversize imagery.
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About this book

An international team of over 150 experts provide up-to-date satellite imaging and quantitative analysis of the state and dynamics of the glaciers around the world, and they provide an in-depth review of analysis methodologies. Includes an e-published supplement.

Global Land Ice Measurements from Space - Satellite Multispectral Imaging of Glaciers (GLIMS book for short) is the leading state-of-the-art technical and interpretive presentation of satellite image data and analysis of the changing state of the world's glaciers. The book is the most definitive, comprehensive product of a global glacier remote sensing consortium, Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS, http://www.glims.org). With 33 chapters and a companion e-supplement, the world's foremost experts in satellite image analysis of glaciers analyze the current state and recent and possible future changes of glaciers across the globe and interpret these findings for policy planners.

Climate change is with us for some time to come, and its impacts are being felt by the world's population. The GLIMS Book, to be released about the same time as the IPCC's  5th Assessment report on global climate warming, buttresses and adds rich details and authority to the global change community's understanding of climate change impacts on the cryosphere.  This will be a definitive and technically complete reference for experts and students examining the responses of glaciers to climate change. World experts demonstrate that glaciers are changing in response to the ongoing climatic upheaval in addition to other factors that pertain to the circumstances of individual glaciers. The global mosaic of glacier changes is documented by quantitative analyses and are placed into a perspective of causative factors. Starting with a Foreword, Preface, and Introduction, the GLIMS book gives the rationale for and history of glacier monitoring and satellite data analysis. It includes a comprehensive set of six "how-to" methodology chapters, twenty-five chapters detailing regional glacier state and dynamical changes, and an in-depth summary and interpretation chapter placing the observed glacier changes into a global context of the coupled atmosphere-land-ocean system.

An accompanying e-supplement will include oversize imagery and other other highly visual renderings of scientific data.

Table of contents (34 chapters)

  • Introduction: Global Glacier Monitoring—a Long-Term Task Integrating in Situ Observations and Remote Sensing

    Zemp, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Theoretical Foundations of Remote Sensing for Glacier Assessment and Mapping

    Bishop, Michael P. (et al.)

    Pages 23-52

  • Radiative Transfer Modeling in the Cryosphere

    Furfaro, Roberto (et al.)

    Pages 53-73

  • Glacier Mapping and Monitoring Using Multispectral Data

    Kääb, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 75-112

  • Digital Terrain Modeling and Glacier Topographic Characterization

    Quincey, Duncan J. (et al.)

    Pages 113-144

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-540-79818-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-79817-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
Softcover $279.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 11, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-50130-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Land Ice Measurements from Space
Editors
  • Jeffrey S. Kargel
  • Gregory J. Leonard
  • Michael P. Bishop
  • Andreas Kääb
  • Bruce H. Raup
Series Title
Geophysical Sciences
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-79818-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-79818-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-79817-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50130-6
Series ISSN
1615-9748
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LXXIX, 876
Number of Illustrations and Tables
73 b/w illustrations, 336 illustrations in colour
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