isostatic adjustment

isostatic adjustment

[¦ī·sə′stad·ik ə′jəs·mənt]
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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.
It combines networks of continuously operating GNSS receivers in Fennoscandia and nearby areas to measure ongoing crustal deformation due to glacial isostatic adjustment (Johansson et al.
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.
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.