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Viscous flow of craters

Scott, Ronald F. (1967) Viscous flow of craters. Icarus, 7 (1-3). pp. 139-148. ISSN 0019-1035.

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The viscous flow equations of Haskell describing the very slow axially symmetric flow of a linearly viscous liquid initially subject to a crater-shaped surface disturbance have been solved numerically. The solution is presented in a curve showing the return of the center of the perturbation to the original surface level as a function of time. A discussion of the stability of this type of viscous flow is given, together with a stability criterion due to Tait. Application of the results to lunar craters is considered, and finally a description is given of some viscous flow model studies, which may be of value in the solution of more complex viscous flow problems of this type.

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Additional Information:© 1967 Elsevier. Received November 11, 1965. Communicated by A. R. Hibbs.
Issue or Number:1-3
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Official Citation:Ronald F. Scott, Viscous flow of craters, Icarus, Volume 7, Issues 1–3, 1967, Pages 139-148, ISSN 0019-1035, (
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Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:11 Aug 2015 21:08
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