Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers

The earth’s cryosphere, which includes snow, glaciers and ice caps, ice sheets, ice shelves, sea ice, river and lake ice, and frozen ground, contains about 75% of the earth’s fresh water. It exists at almost all latitudes, from the tropics to the poles, and plays a vital role in controlling the glob...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Singh, Vijay P., Singh, Pratap., Haritashya, Umesh K.
Format: Electronic
Language: English
Published: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : 2011.
Series: Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series,
Online Access: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2642-2
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