Definitions for "Isostacy"
The study of the responses of the Earth to loads (mountain belts, glaciers) placed on it. Isostatic theory states that at the depth of compensation all pressures exerted by rocks above are equal. Northern Europe is currently re-bounding from glaciers that... More
The principal of gravitational balance or equilibrium.
The buoyant condition of the Earth's crust floating in the asthenosphere. The greater the weight of the crust the deeper it floats into the asthenosphere. When weight is remove the crust rises higher.
This is the change in sealevel due to a change in the volume of the ocean basin, usually caused by tectonic changes.