# Difference between revisions of "Shallow-shelf approxmation"

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## Latest revision as of 14:20, 30 July 2009

The shallow shelf equations are given by

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where *u* and *v* are the depth-independent *x* and *y* components of velocity, is the depth-averaged effective viscosity, *H* is the ice thickness, ρ is the ice density, *g* is the acceleration due to gravity, and *s=s(x,y)* is the ice surface elevation.

Notice the symmetry in the equations. This means that, computationally, many of the same subroutines can be used for discretization.