# Difference between revisions of "Solving the equation for thickness evolution"

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## Revision as of 10:17, 5 August 2009

## A generic conservation equation

Evolution of the ice sheet geometry is simply the result of mass conservation. Consider a generic conservation equation for some scalar value *φ*