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Mathematical models of glacier sliding and drumlin formation

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One of the central difficulties in many models of glacier and ice sheet flow lies in the prescription of boundary conditions at the bed. Often, processes which occur there dominate the evolution of the ice mass as they control the speed at which the ice is able to slide over the bed. In part I of this thesis, we study two complications to classical models of glacier and ice sheet sliding. First, we focus on the effect of cavity formation on the sliding of a glacier over an undeformable, imper...

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2002
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uuid:e8f024f9-cdc0-4652-bd77-d4974797ce17
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oai:eprints.maths.ox.ac.uk:47

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