Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 24 Issue 03

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Volume 24, No. 3
Pages 310 - 311



By Peter Wadhams  
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On Sea Ice is a long-awaited book by the greatest living master of the art of sea ice research, and it satisfies all the expectations of those who have been waiting patiently for the last decade. It covers every aspect of the geophysics of sea ice and its role in the ocean, and includes references up to 2008. The book is literally the last word on the subject because, given the explosion of research effort in the past few years, the science of sea ice is now going beyond the capacity of one person to fully understand and summarize. Future textbooks on sea ice are bound to be multi-author works.


Wadhams, P. 2011. Review of On Sea Ice, by W.F. Weeks. Oceanography 24(3):310–311, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2011.86.


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Wadhams, P. 2000. Ice in the Ocean. Taylor and Francis, 368 pp.

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