Plate Tectonics, the Analogy with Glacier Flow, and Isostasy

  1. H. C. Heard,
  2. I. Y. Borg,
  3. N. L. Carter and
  4. C. B. Raleigh
  1. F. C. Frank

Published Online: 15 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM016p0285

Flow and Fracture of Rocks

Flow and Fracture of Rocks

How to Cite

Frank, F. C. (1972) Plate Tectonics, the Analogy with Glacier Flow, and Isostasy, in Flow and Fracture of Rocks (eds H. C. Heard, I. Y. Borg, N. L. Carter and C. B. Raleigh), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM016p0285

Author Information

  1. Department of Physics, University of Bristol, Bristol, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1972

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900162

Online ISBN: 9781118664063

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Keywords:

  • Glacier flow;
  • Horizontal and vertical forces;
  • Isostasy;
  • Plate tectonics;
  • Water-compensated pressure