By Willy Weeks
Covering greater than seven percentage of the earth’s floor, sea ice is essential to the functioning of the biosphere—and is a key part in our makes an attempt to appreciate and strive against weather swap. With On Sea Ice, geophysicist W. F. Weeks offers a typical background of sea ice, an absolutely complete and up to date account of our wisdom of its production, switch, and function.
The quantity starts with the earliest recorded observations of sea ice, from 350 BC, however the majority of its details is drawn from the interval after 1950, whilst particular examine of sea ice grew to become common. Weeks delves into either micro-level characteristics—internal constitution, part homes, and section relations—and the macro-level nature of sea ice, comparable to salinity, development, and rot. He additionally explains the mechanics of ice pack flow and the lately saw alterations in ice volume and thickness.
An extraordinary account of a typical phenomenon that would be of accelerating value because the earth’s temperature rises, On Sea Ice will surely be the normal for years to come.
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