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3. Glaciers through time

3. Glaciers through time  

David J. A. Evans

in Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191808227
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745853.003.0003
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9780198745853
The ‘glacial theory’ championed by Louis Agassiz in the 19th century saw the beginning of the geological community’s partial acceptance of the concept of multiple and more extensive ... More
2. Atmosphere and oceans

2. Atmosphere and oceans  

Mark Maslin

in Climate: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778254
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199641130.003.0002
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chapter
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Our weather resides in the atmosphere. It begins on the Earth's surface and becomes thinner the higher it gets. The oceans play a crucial role in controlling weather and climate. ... More
6. Global climate cooling

6. Global climate cooling  

Mark Maslin

in Climate: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778254
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10.1093/actrade/9780199641130.003.0006
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9780199641130
Over the last 50 million years, small variations in the movements of continents have changed the Earth's climate from being a greenhouse to an icehouse. ‘Global climate cooling’ explains ... More
7. Great ice ages

7. Great ice ages  

Mark Maslin

in Climate: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778254
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199641130.003.0007
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9780199641130
In the 1960s, when long, continuous sediment cores were first recovered from the bottom of the oceans, it was realised how many ice ages there have been. ‘Great ice ages’ looks at what ... More
1. Glacier ice: discovery and understanding

1. Glacier ice: discovery and understanding  

David J. A. Evans

in Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191808227
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745853.003.0001
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9780198745853
‘Glacier ice: discovery and understanding’ considers how and why glaciers are formed and the history of the study of glaciers, which has enhanced our knowledge. Glacier ice will form ... More
9. Fixing climate change

9. Fixing climate change  

Mark Maslin

in Climate: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778254
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199641130.003.0009
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9780199641130
Can we do anything to fix climate change? ‘Fixing climate change’ considers three ways we can help stabilize climate change: ‘mitigation’ or reduction of the amount of carbon we emit; ... More
2. Glacier ice: definitions and dynamics

2. Glacier ice: definitions and dynamics  

David J. A. Evans

in Glaciation: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
Published Online: 
Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191808227
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745853.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198745853
The shape and size of glacier ice bodies (their morphology) is dictated by the interplay between climate and topography, and a classification scheme has been adopted to cover all the ... More
Climate: A Very Short Introduction

Climate: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark Maslin

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778254
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199641130.001.0001
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book
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9780199641130
Climate: A Very Short Introduction considers all aspects of the global climate system, exploring and explaining the different components that control the climate on Earth. ... More

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