Results for: Isostasy

What is isostasy?

Isostasy is a term used in Geology to refer to the state of gravitational equilibrium between the earth's lithosphere (its crust) and asthenosphere (the rock below the crust) (MORE)
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What are the three type of isostasy?

Three principal models of isostasy are:   The Airy-Heiskanen Model    - where different topographic heights are accommodated by changes in crustal thickness, in which (MORE)
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What is the difference between Pratt's and Airy's hypothesis of isostasy?

Pratt's hypothesis of isostacy proposed that topography is produced by crustal blocks with varying density, that terminate at a uniform depth whereas Airy's hypothesis of isot (MORE)
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How do you explain the theory of isostasy?

the theory of Isostacy is the theory that is used in the movement of the earth,the word itself Isostacy comes from two Greek words:iso meaning equal and Stotikos meaning balan (MORE)