isostatic adjustment

isostatic adjustment

[¦ī·sə′stad·ik ə′jəs·mənt]
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The findings of the study pointed out that the regional deformation in the study area is principally controlled by natural phenomena, such as isostatic adjustment and natural compaction of Holocene sediments (up to eAE8.9 mm/year) depending on the sediment thickness, age, and composition, yet anthropogenic factors can cause added local deformation in the region.
In a statement, Kenha said a team of contractors and engineers were permanently assigned to the site to monitor any developments that may occur as a result of the isostatic adjustment of the volcanic area, attributed to the fault line.
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.g.
Computing the response of the earth to the late Pleistocene glacial cycles (glacial isostatic adjustment; henceforth GIA) requires models of both the space-time history of the ice cover and the viscoelastic structure of the earth.
The contributors discuss coral microatolls, coastal caves, GSP and surveying, pollen in sediment, foraminifera, chronohorizons, compaction, and glacial isostatic adjustment. The last chapter describes tide gauges for measuring sea level.
Improved constraints on models of glacial isostatic adjustment: a review of the contribution of ground-based geodetic observations.
Melting is quick: the land rising under the reduced weight (isostatic adjustment) takes very much longer and will not counteract the additional water in the oceans.
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.
Satellite measurements of ice sheet change are necessary to understand and help predict sea level rise, but are contaminated by a phenomenon known as Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA).
"A contractor and a team of engineers have permanently been assigned to the site to monitor any developments that may occur as a result of the isostatic adjustment of the volcanic area, which is attributed to the fault line that has developed," Njogu said.
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.