glacioeustasy

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glacio- +‎ eustasy

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glacioeustasy (uncountable)

  1. a change in sea level due to the uptake or release of water from glaciers and polar ice
    • 1995, ‎R. J. Steel, Sequence Stratigraphy on the Northwest European Margin, →ISBN:
      Subtidal, carbonate and carbonate-clastic symmetric cycles are interpreted to form when the long-term, tectonically driven eustasy prevails over glacioeustasy.
    • 2006, G. Moratti & ‎A. Chalouan, Tectonics of the Western Mediterranean and North Africa, →ISBN, page 333:
      Our data suggest that a large part of the regression associated with the deposition of the SS is not primarily controlled by glacioeustasy.
    • 2013, Michael J. Lace & ‎John E. Mylroie, Coastal Karst Landforms, →ISBN, page 7:
      Asthensosphere adjustment effects in the mantle can extend far away from the site of ice loading, called “far field effects”, one of the reasons glacioeustasy effects are not exactly similar on all coasts world-wide.

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