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Global glacier changes : facts and figures

Title
Global glacier changes : facts and figures / project management and editing, Michael Zemp, Jaap van Woerden.
ISBN
9789280728989
9280728989
Published
[Nairobi, Kenya] : United Nations Environment Programme ; [Zurich, Switzerland] : World Glacier Monitoring Service, c2008.
Physical Description
88 p. : chiefly col. ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
"Prepared in a joint project of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS)."--P. [4] of cover.
Summary
"This publication is about the world's surface ice on land outside the two polar ice sheets. It provides a review on the basis of available data, the global distribution of glaciers and ice caps and their changes since maximum extents of the so-called Little ice Age. The work also presents the latest state of knowledge on glacier changes and discusses the challenges of the 21st century for the monitoring of glaciers and ice caps."--Publisher's description.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
October 02, 2009
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 56-63).
Contents
Introduction
Glaciers and climate
Global distribution of glaciers and ice caps
Glacier fluctuation series
Global glacier changes
Regional glacier changes
Conclusions.
Also listed under
Woerden, Jaap van.
United Nations Environment Programme.
World Glacier Monitoring Service.
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