What is isostasy?


Isotasy, in Geology, is the equilibrium of the Earth's crust. It is a condition where the forces that commonly elevate landmasses balance out those other forces that commonly depress landmasses. You can find more information here: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/isostasy
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Isostasy is a term used in Geology to refer to the state of gravitational equilibrium between the earth's lithosphere (its crust) and asthenosphere (the rock below the crust) such
the equilibrium that exists between parts of the earths crust, that behaves as if its consists of blocks,floating on the underlying mantle, rising if materiel (such as an ice cap)
( ¦er·ē i′säs·tə·sē ) (geophysics) A theory of hydrostatic equilibrium of the earth's surface which contends that mountains are
Isostasyis a term used in geology to refer to the state of gravitational
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Geology the equilibrium of the earth's crust, a condition in which the forces tending to elevate balance those tending to depress.
the state in which pressures from every side are equal.
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