The motion of a viscous fluid under a surface load. Part II

  • Haskell N
  • 27


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 50


    Citations of this article.


A formal solution is given for the motion of a highly viscous fluid when a symmetrical pressure is applied at the surface. This is applied to the subsidence of a cylindrical body of constant thickness and to the recovery of the fluid after removal of a load. Applying the latter case to the plastic recoil of the earth after the disappearance of the Pleistocene ice sheets, it is found that the geological data imply a kinematicviscosity of the order of 3×1021 c.g.s. units.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • N. A. Haskell

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free