Nato ASI Subseries I:

Ice Physics and the Natural Environment

Editors: Wettlaufer, John S., Dash, J.Gregory, Untersteiner, Norbert (Eds.)

  • A multidisciplinary treatise of the subject
  • Provides both up-to-date assessments for experts in the field and broad overviews for non-specialists
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The Advanced Study Institute Ice Physics in the Natural and Endangered Environ­ ment was held at Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy, from September 7 to 19, 1997. The ASI was designed to study the broad range of ice science and technology, and it brought together an appropriately interdisciplinary group of lecturers and students to study the many facets of the subject. The talks and poster presentations explored how basic molecular physics of ice have important environmental consequences, and, con­ versely, how natural phenomena present new questions for fundamental study. The of lectures discusses these linkages, in order that overall unity of following sunimary the subject and this volume can be perceived. Not all of the lecturers and participants were able to contribute a written piece, but their active involvement was crucial to the success of the Institute and thereby influenced the content of the volume. We began the Institute by retracing the history of the search for a microscopic un­ derstanding of melting. Our motivation was straightforward. Nearly every phenome­ non involving ice in the environment is influenced by the change of phase from solid to liquid or vice-versa. Hence, a sufficiently deep physical picture of the melting tran­ sition enriches our appreciation of a vast array of geophysical and technical problems.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wettlaufer, J. S.

    Pages 1-9

  • History of the Search for a Theory of Melting

    Dash, J. G.

    Pages 11-21

  • Nucleation and Surface Melting of Ice

    Oxtoby, David W.

    Pages 23-38

  • Crystal Growth, Surface Phase Transitions and Thermomolecular Pressure

    Wettlaufer, J. S.

    Pages 39-67

  • Some Aspects of the Physics of Glaciers

    Paterson, W. S. B.

    Pages 69-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ice Physics and the Natural Environment
Editors
  • John S. Wettlaufer
  • J.Gregory Dash
  • Norbert Untersteiner
Series Title
Nato ASI Subseries I:
Series Volume
56
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-60030-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-60030-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-64226-5
Series ISSN
1431-7125
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 355
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