The steadystate temperature profile at the center of an ice sheet

Our next task is to solve Equation (6.13) for some relatively simple situations. The first is that at an ice divide, at the center of an ice sheet, a problem first investigated by Robin (1955). The following development follows his closely. The coordinate system we will use is shown in Figure 6.4: x is horizontal and directed down glacier, and z is vertical and positive upward; z = 0 is at the bed.

Figure 6.4. Coordinate system used in calculating the steady-state temperature profile at the center of an ice sheet.

Figure 6.4. Coordinate system used in calculating the steady-state temperature profile at the center of an ice sheet.

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