General Knowledge - World Geography - Discussion


The process that explains the recent changes in the height of sea level in coastal areas of eastern and northern Canada and Scandinavi is

[A]. isostasy
[B]. continental drift
[C]. plate tectonics
[D]. None of the above

Answer: Option A


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Suraj said: (May 29, 2011)  
What is the isostasy theory?

Sundar said: (Jan 10, 2012)  
Isostasy - The equilibrium that exists between parts of the earth's crust, which behaves as if it consists of blocks floating on the underlying mantle, rising if material (such as an ice cap) is removed and sinking if material is deposited.

Shridhar Singh Rawat said: (Feb 14, 2014)  
Is it one of the reason of increasing sea level in coastal areas?

Arun said: (Aug 18, 2017)  
No, The short term sea level changes are not due to Isostasy which is a compensatory mechanism by the earth to compensate for excess (mountains) or deficiency (trenches) of mass.

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