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Term: Isostatic adjustment Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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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.  AMSglossary 

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