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Mountains, lowlands, and coasts: the physiography of cold landscapes


Bolch, Tobias; Christiansen, Hanne H (2015). Mountains, lowlands, and coasts: the physiography of cold landscapes. In: Haeberli, Wilfried; Whiteman, Colin. Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks and Disasters. Amsterdam, NL: Elsevier, 201-217.

Abstract

Large parts of the terrestrial area of planet Earth belong to the cryosphere. The distribution is mainly governed by temperature, precipitation, and wind. Hence, snow and ice are predominant in high latitudes, but are restricted to high altitudes in mid-latitudes and low latitudes. Here, we first give an overview of the physiography of high mountains, cold lowlands, and cold coasts, and then focus on glaciers and permafrost, and their interaction, as the most important and widespread components of the terrestrial cryosphere.

Large parts of the terrestrial area of planet Earth belong to the cryosphere. The distribution is mainly governed by temperature, precipitation, and wind. Hence, snow and ice are predominant in high latitudes, but are restricted to high altitudes in mid-latitudes and low latitudes. Here, we first give an overview of the physiography of high mountains, cold lowlands, and cold coasts, and then focus on glaciers and permafrost, and their interaction, as the most important and widespread components of the terrestrial cryosphere.

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Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2015
Deposited On:05 Dec 2014 14:42
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 18:35
Publisher:Elsevier
ISBN:978-012-394-849-6
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-394849-6.00007-X
Related URLs:http://www.recherche-portal.ch/zbz/action/display.do?fn=display&vid=ZAD&doc=ZORA101923 (Library Catalogue)
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-101923

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