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Glaciers and the Environment

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: August 1995
  • Page count: 40
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 95.III.D.56

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Glaciers are important to the environmental health of the planet especially in the regulation of the Earth's heat balance. This volume presents the background and behaviour of glaciers, as they can be sensitive instruments for measuring climatic change and provide a frozen record of atmospheric conditions over long periods of time. This is the ninth of the series of the UNEP/GEMS Environment Library.