Isostatic adjustment

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Term: Isostatic adjustment
Definition: The movement of the solid part of the earth until it is in balance; also called isostatic compensation. The prime example of isostatic adjustment is the continents "floating" on the denser parts of the crust.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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