ISOSTASY

The concept of Isostasy states that a condition of equilibrium is present in the Earth's crust so that all rock masses are in balance.  This provides an explanation for many geological processes and phenomena.  The dictionary meaning is given below.

Pronunciation: (I-sos'tu-sE), [key]
n.
1. Geol.the equilibrium of the earth's crust, a condition in which the forces tending to elevate balance those tending to depress.
2. the state in which pressures from every side are equal. Also,isos'tacy.

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 Explanation of Isostasy



 
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