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Dislocations in wave trains
  • J. Nye, M. Berry
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. A…
  • 22 January 1974
When an ultrasonic pulse, containing, say, ten quasi-sinusoidal oscillations, is reflected in air from a rough surface, it is observed experimentally that the scattered wave train containsExpand
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Water Flow in Glaciers: Jökulhlaups, Tunnels and Veins
The physics of water flow within and under glacier ice is examined with special reference to the periodic catastrophic outbursts of water (jokulhlaups) from the subglacial lake Grimsvotn,Expand
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Natural focusing and fine structure of light: caustics and wave dislocations
Prospect. Part 1 Caustics: Natural focusing. Folds and cusps in three dimensions. Caustics of codimension three. Part 2 The wavelength scale: Dislocations in scalar wavefields. Diffraction. Part 3Expand
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The flow law of ice from measurements in glacier tunnels, laboratory experiments and the Jungfraufirn borehole experiment
  • J. Nye
  • Engineering
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 7 October 1953
The paper attempts to relate four recent sets of measurements on the flow laws of ice: (1) Glen’s laboratory compression tests, (2) Gerrard, Perutz & Roch’s pipe experiment on the Jungfraufirn, (3)Expand
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The distribution of stress and velocity in glaciers and ice-sheets
  • J. Nye
  • Geography
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 12 February 1957
A block of ice resting upon a rough slope forms a theoretical model of a glacier or an ice-sheet, the sides of the glacier valley being ignored. Previous papers have described two types of steadyExpand
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On the Weierstrass-Mandelbrot fractal function
The function W(t)≡∑n=−∞∞[(1−eiγnt)eiϕn]γ(2−D)n(11,ϕn=arbitraryphases) is continuous but non-differentiable and possesses no scale. The graph of ReW or Im W has Hausdorff-Besicovitch (fractal)Expand
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Correction Factor for Accumulation Measured by the Thickness of the Annual Layers in an Ice Sheet
The annual layers in an ice sheet become thinner by plastic deformation, and measurements of annual accumulation by the examination of cores therefore need correction. A simple correction factor isExpand
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Lines of circular polarization in electromagnetic wave fields
  • J. Nye
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. A…
  • 8 October 1983
A monochromatic fully polarized electromagnetic wave propagating in free space possesses, in general, two families of singular lines (C lines) on which the transverse field is circularly polarized.Expand
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A dynamical model of a crystal structure
  • W. Bragg, J. Nye
  • Materials Science
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 22 March 1949
The crystal structure of a metal is represented by an assemblage of bubbles, a millimetre or less in diameter, floating on the surface of a soap solution. The bubbles are blown from a fine pipetteExpand
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A calculation on the sliding of ice over a wavy surface using a Newtonian viscous approximation
  • J. Nye
  • Mathematics
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. A…
  • 29 July 1969
A glacier slides over its irregular rock bed by a combination of regelation and plastic deformation (Weertman 1957). An exact calculation for this combined process is made possible by using a modelExpand
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