By Erland M. Schulson, Paul Duval
This can be the 1st entire account of the physics of the creep and fracture of ice, and their interconnectivity. It investigates the deformation of low-pressure ice, that's basic to glaciers, polar ice sheets and the uppermost area of icy moons of the outer sunlight process. The e-book discusses ice constitution and its defects, and describes the connection among constitution and mechanical houses. It reports observations and measurements, after which translates them when it comes to actual mechanisms. The booklet offers a road-map to destiny experiences of ice mechanics, corresponding to the behaviour of glaciers and ice sheets on the subject of weather switch and the courting of deep ice cores. It additionally highlights how this data is transferable into an realizing of alternative crystalline fabrics. Written via specialists within the box, it's excellent for graduate scholars, engineers and scientists in Earth and planetary technology, and fabrics technological know-how.