Title

Computational Geology 28 - Archimedean Slices and the Isostatic Sphere

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2005

Abstract

The basic notion of the geological principle of isostasy is that vast regions of crust such as mountain belts and shield areas float on a sublayer. The notion of floating gives rise to thoughts of Archimedes (287-212 BC), the so-called father of hydrostatics. Vacher discusses the Archimedean slices of the Earth's crust.

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Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Geoscience Education, v. 53, issue 1, p. 116-123

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