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Volume 18 Issue 01

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Volume 18, No. 1
Pages 253 - 254


BOOK REVIEW • Mass Balance of the Cryosphere: Observations and Modelling of Contemporary and Future Changes

Ross Powell
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The recent monograph edited by Jonathan Bamber and Tony Payne is an excellent resource for those researchers wishing to learn about the status of the modern cryosphere and its influence on global climate and ice-ocean interactions. The editors should be credited with assembling a fine team of experts to make the assessments, which are presented in greater detail than those in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports. Those chapters involving the discussion of ice-ocean interactions are perhaps the most appealing to oceanographers, and therefore, are the focus of this review.


Powell, R. 2005. Review of Mass Balance of the Cryosphere: Observations and Modelling of Contemporary and Future Changes, edited by J.L. Bamber and A.J. Payne. Oceanography 18(1):253–254, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2005.79.

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