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What is Isostasy?

Isostasy: The term Isostasy is derived from the Greek works to Iso meaning the same and Stasy meaning to stand. Thus Isostasy means the condition of vertical equilibrium between the floating landmasses and the asthenosphere under them. This condition of sustained adjustment is maintained despite the forces that constantly operate to change the landmasses of …

Plate tectonics; All you need to know about plate tectonics

PLATES-TECTONICS: The word tectonic means deformation within the Earth’s crust and the geological structures produced by deformation, including folds, faults and development of mountain chains. Plate Tectonics: Plate tectonics is the theory or model to explain the distribution, evolution, and causes of the Earth’s crystal features. It proposes that the crust and part of the …