A calculation on the sliding of ice over a wavy surface using a Newtonian viscous approximation

@article{Nye1969ACO,
  title={A calculation on the sliding of ice over a wavy surface using a Newtonian viscous approximation},
  author={J. Nye},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  year={1969},
  volume={311},
  pages={445 - 467}
}
  • J. Nye
  • Published 1969
  • Mathematics
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
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 model in which the flow properties of the ice are simplified as Newtonian viscous, rather than obeying a more realistic nonlinear flow law. The bed is represented as a smooth plane on which there are perturbations of general three-dimensional form but small slope, and the ice is assumed to maintain contact… Expand
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