Development of stripes

An ice stream starts to flow at t = 0.

We follow the generation of a flow stripe, a depression, forming because of a bump in the bedrock topography.

A hill forms on the upward side of the bump and a depression downstream of it.

The length of the profile is 80 ice thickness, and it is 28 ice thickness across.

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