Field Techniques for Sea Ice Research
Format: Cloth and electronic
As much as one-tenth of the world’s oceans are covered with sea ice, or frozen ocean water, at some point during the annual cycle. Sea ice thus plays an important, often defining, role in the natural environment and the global climate system. This book is a global look at the changes in sea ice and the tools and techniques used to measure and record those changes. The first comprehensive research done on sea-ice field techniques, this volume will be indispensable for the study of northern sea ice and a must-have for scientists in the field of climate change research.
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"This new book, written and edited by several leading experts, provides a valuable
text that describes to the non-specialist how fundamental sea ice measurements are
made and how and why data is subsequently handled. . . . There can be no doubt that
this volume should be adopted by any Masters or Postgraduate levels researchers beginning
a career in sea ice research. . . . Beyond that, I would recommend the book to every
biologist or biogeochemist working with sea ice."
"Such a guide for conducting sea ice research is much needed, given the importance
of sea ice variability in the broader global climate and the attention now being paid
to the rapid decline of summer ice in the Arctic. The book serves not only as a reference
for researchers who design and implement field studies, but also as a summary for
interested stakeholders of how our understanding of sea ice in space and time is limited
by our ability to measure it. . . . Each contributor provides a unique or original
perspective on the need to measure or indirectly monitor a particular set of sea ice
"Hajo Eicken and colleagues have produced an impressive textbook about techniques
in field-based sea-ice research, which will serve both students and experienced sea-ice
scientists. Such a compilation of standard measurement techniques is much needed in
this young field that is fast evolving and increasingly in the spotlight of the public."