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Physics of Ice

Victor F. Petrenko and Robert W. Whitworth


Ice is one of the most abundant and environmentally important materials on Earth, and its unique and intriguing physical properties present fascinating areas of study. This book takes as its subject the physics of ice: the properties of the material itself and the ways in which these properties are interpreted in terms of water molecules and crystalline structure. Although ice has a simple crystal structure its hydrogen bonding results in unique properties, which continue to be the subject of active research. An understanding of these properties is essential in fields such as glaciology, ice m ... More

Keywords: physics, ice, physical properties, crystal structure, hydrogen bonding, electrical properties, glaciology, ice mechanics, surface properties, ice adhesion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198518945
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198518945.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Victor F. Petrenko, author
Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

Robert W. Whitworth, author
School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Birmingham