isostatic adjustment

isostatic adjustment

[¦ī·sə′stad·ik ə′jəs·mənt]
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The secular velocities derived from Global Positioning System (GPS) position time series are being widely employed to validate the Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA) models (e.
Post-glacial isostatic adjustment and global warming in Subarctic Canada: Implications for islands of the James Bay region.
The contributors discuss coral microatolls, coastal caves, GSP and surveying, pollen in sediment, foraminifera, chronohorizons, compaction, and glacial isostatic adjustment.
It will yield a model-independent glacial isostatic adjustment solution and a rigorous treatment of uncertainties.
Land uplift, also called post-glacial rebound (PGR) or glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA), is caused by changes in continental ice sheet loading in high-latitude areas.
Thus, the effects of hydride behavior at the contact between the mantle and carapace include all processes of global tectonics, volcanism, earthquakes, quiescent metasomatism, magmatism, isostatic adjustment, crustal heating, and polar wander.
According to geological evidence (Peltier, 2002; Peltier, 2004), the northern region of Canada shows a coherent pattern of postglacial isostatic adjustment, which continues to the present day.
This land-claim issue is further complicated by the fact that glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA) is occurring in the James Bay region and that the islands of James Bay may one day become part of mainland Ontario or Quebec.
Pre-Pleistocene morphology is also caused by irreversible vertical glacial isostatic adjustment movements.
Post-Glacial Isostatic Adjustment and Global Warming in Sub-Arctic Canada: Implications for Islands of the James Bay Region.
The official term for this is Isostatic Adjustments - basically, ever since the Ice Age the land has been adjusting to the loss of the weight of the ice sheet.