How do I calculate isostacy for a continent or landmass? A continent behaves like an icecube in water: it erodes. How do I calculate the rate?
Your analogy is not truly accurate. An ice cube will erode until it has completely disappeared. A continental landmass erodes but it is also being regenerated as well. As long as these systems are in relative equilibrium, the landmass will not ultimately disappear. Isostacy is the...
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