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Ice Sheets and Late Quaternary Environmental Change Martin J. Siegert

Ice Sheets and Late Quaternary Environmental Change

Martin J. Siegert

Published April 11th 2001
ISBN : 9780471985709
Paperback
248 pages
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Arranged in two parts, the first part provides the tools required for evaluating past ice sheets while the second part uses these tools to e stablish the size, extent and dynamics of late Quaternary ice sheets. Assuming no prior knowledge ofMoreArranged in two parts, the first part provides the tools required for evaluating past ice sheets while the second part uses these tools to e stablish the size, extent and dynamics of late Quaternary ice sheets. Assuming no prior knowledge of Quaternary Science, the discussion prog resses from the basic principles of how and why ices ages occur, to th e interpretation of proxy records of past climate and ocean change. I nstructive accounts of how the geological record can be used as eviden ce of former ice sheet behaviour and a discussion on the role of numer ical models in understanding interaction between ice sheets, oceans an d the atmosphere are included in this book. Details of former ice shee ts are presented by geographical region along with a number of critica l new theories on their size and behaviour. This book would appeal to 2nd/3rd year students of Quaternary Science, most University Geograph y, Earth Science or Geology departments, as well as researchers and ac ademics in Quaternary Science.