Il Nuovo Cimento C

, Volume 17, Issue 6, pp 783–800 | Cite as

A simple model for the Fennoscandian forebulge

  • I. Brevik
  • O. Jenssen


A simple model with rotationally symmetric ice load and constant dynamic viscosity 1021 Pa s for the mantle is shown to give a reasonably accurate description of the Fennoscandian forebulge height (40–60 m). This value for the viscosity is adopted since it leads to a satisfactory value of the present uplift velocity in the centre (about 10 mm/y). Surface tilting, and shear stress are also calculated.

PACS 91.35.Cb

Models of interior structure 

PACS 91.35.Gf

Structure of the crust and upper mantle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Brevik
    • 1
  • O. Jenssen
    • 1
  1. 1.Applied MechanicsUniversity of Trondheim, NTHTrondheimNorway

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