Tropical Glaciers (International Hydrology) (Paperback)

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Tropical glaciers are both highly sensitive indicators of global climate and fresh water reservoirs in some fast developing regions. This book gives a theoretical and practical analysis of tropical glaciology including a useful definition of tropical glacier-climate regimes and an analysis of the main glaciological variables. The Rwenzori and the Cordillera Blanca are investigated as examples of tropical glacierized mountains. The fluctuations of their glaciers since the end of the Little Ice Age are reconstructed and the probable climatic reasons are discussed. The evidence of great expansions of mountain glaciers throughout the tropics on several occasions during the Quaternary are summarized, examined and then applied and contrasted.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780521020961
ISBN-10: 0521020964
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: December 14th, 2006
Pages: 228
Language: English
Series: International Hydrology