Physical Background

  • Adrian E. Scheidegger


The materials that are of importance in causing exogenetic geodynamic effects are water, air and ice. Of these materials, water and air can be treated as viscous fluids to a high degree of approximation; ice, on the other hand, is a “solid” which must be treated by the general methods of rheology.


Viscous Fluid Eddy Viscosity Laminar Boundary Layer Critical Reynolds Number Turbulent Shearing Stress 
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  • Adrian E. Scheidegger
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  1. 1.University of AlbertaCalgaryCanada

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