Association of Polar Early Career Scientists



Polar Outreach Catalogue

Global Outlook for Ice and Snow
  • General public
Global Outlook for Ice and Snow was prepared by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and written by more than 70 scientists from around the world. It brings together the latest findings and the latest thinking on ice and snow and climate change.

This book is about ice and snow in polar and mountain regions of the world. It covers all parts of the cryosphere (the world of ice): snow, land ice, sea ice, river and lake ice, and frozen ground. It presents information on the trends in ice and snow, the outlook for this century and beyond, and the consequences to ecosystems and human well-being of changes in ice and snow.

But this book is also about sea-level rise and the islands in the South Pacific, and about shrinking glaciers and the great rivers of Asia. It is about the way the Earth’s climate is changing and causing ice and snow to melt – and how melting ice and snow are changing the Earth’s climate.
  • Book
  • Website - informative
  • Map(s)
  • Other
Ms. Joan Eamer
UNEP/GRID-Arendal, IPY International Office, IPY Data Committee and Outreach Committee members, global network of over 70 scientists authors/contributors and reviewers
September 2006 to June 2007
Both Poles
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