New Book: Snow and Ice-Related Hazards

Posted by William Colgan on October 11, 2014
Communicating Science, New Research

A new textbook, “Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters”, is scheduled for release October 15 as part of Elsevier’s Hazards and Disasters series. With 80+ authors and 800+ pages, the textbook covers a range of diverse cryospheric hazards, from permafrost degradation to avalanches, as well as a number of glacier hazards, including chapters on: glacier surges, glacier outburst floods, glacier loss and slope stability, glacierized volcanoes, and glacier-derived sea level rise. A chapter on “Radioactive Waste Under Conditions of Future Ice Ages” even sounds mildly intriguing! The target audience is applied earth and environmental scientists. The pre-order purchase price is currently c. 100 USD via As an overly keen contributing author, I have of course already ordered my copy!

Haeberli, W., and C. Whiteman (ed). 2014. Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780123948496.


Cover and spine of “Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters” from Elsevier (ISBN: 9780123948496). (from W. Haeberli)

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