Isostatic depression

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Term: Isostatic depression
Definition: Large scale sinking of the crust into the asthenosphere because of an increase in weight on the crustal surface. Common in areas of continental glaciation where the crust was depressed by the weight of the ice.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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