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Asymptotics with Small Exponent in a Model for Ice-Sheet Surging
S. B. G. O'Brien, E. G. Gath, A. C. Fowler and G. Kember
Mathematical Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy
Vol. 98A, No. 1 (Sep., 1998), pp. 67-80
Published by: Royal Irish Academy
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20459718
Page Count: 14
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We study an equation which arises in a model describing the mechanism by which ice sheets periodically surge. The resulting ordinary differential equation looks deceptively simple, but has a complicated asymptotic character which is studied using an asymptotic approach and independent analysis. We place the emphasis on investigating the structure of the solution to a problem where a small parameter occurs as an exponent of the dependent variable.
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