Elastic response of a grounded ice sheet coupled to a floating ice shelf.

@article{Sayag2011ElasticRO,
  title={Elastic response of a grounded ice sheet coupled to a floating ice shelf.},
  author={Roiy Sayag and M. Grae Worster},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={84 3 Pt 2},
  pages={036111}
}
An ice sheet that spreads into an ocean is forced to bend owing to its buoyancy and detaches from the bedrock to form a floating ice shelf. The location of the transition between the grounded sheet and the floating shelf, defined as the grounding line, behaves as a free boundary. We develop a model of an elastic grounded sheet resting on a deformable elastic bed and coupled to an elastic floating shelf. We find that the grounding-line position is determined by the geometry of the bed and the… CONTINUE READING