Measurement of strain-rate components in a glacier with embedded inclinometers: Numerical analysis

Mariam Jaber, Heinz Blatter, Marco Picasso

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Abstract

Inclinometry with embedded probes is analyzed with a Stokes model of a solid body floating in a fluid with much smaller viscosity for a two-dimensional flow field. The assumption that such a probe behaves like a Lagrangian unit vector is only justified for probes embedded in a Newtonian fluid with lengths at least four times their width. A fluid with Glen-type rheology results in a slightly smaller rotation rate of the probe compared to Newtonian fluids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-502
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Glaciology
Volume59
Issue number215
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth-Surface Processes

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