Isostasy & Eustasy
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N. Pedone Chandler
The processes of isostasy and eustasy
involve the dynamic adjustment of the earth’s lithosphere and hydrosphere
over glaciation intervals. Isostasy is the crustal response to retain a
buoyant equilibrium as a gravitational force working on a mass is exerted
on the lithosphere, while an opposite force thrusts upward from the asthenosphere.
Eustasy is the temporal transgression and regression of the mean sea level
relative to the local terra firma.