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The creep of ice shelves: interpretation of observed behaviour

Thomas, R.H.. 1973 The creep of ice shelves: interpretation of observed behaviour. Journal of Glaciology, 12 (64). 55-70. https://doi.org/10.3189/S002214300002270X

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Available measurements of creep rates and dimensions of ice shelves are used, in conjunction with equations derived in a companion paper (Thomas, 1973), to evaluate the flow law parameters B and n for stresses down to 104 N m−2. The results show good agreement with laboratory work at higher stresses. Adoption of these values of B and n enables us to examine the restraining effects on an ice shelf of obstructions such as areas of grounding.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.3189/S002214300002270X
ISSN: 0022-1430
Date made live: 05 Dec 2019 11:48 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/526107

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