Rheology of glacier ice

Kenneth C. Jezek, Richard B. Alley, Robert H. Thomas

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Abstract

A new method for calculating the stress field in bounded ice shelves is used to compare strain rate and deviatoric stress on the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica. The analysis shows that strain rate (per second) increases as the third power of deviatoric stress (in newtons per square meter), with a constant of proportionality equal to 2.3 × 10-25.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1335-1337
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume227
Issue number4692
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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    Jezek, K. C., Alley, R. B., & Thomas, R. H. (1985). Rheology of glacier ice. Science, 227(4692), 1335-1337. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.227.4692.1335