Isostasy and Gravity
Compiled by Jeff Crabaugh at Carleton College (SERC) and the University of Wyoming
This section highlights animations, interactive graphics, and static images used to illustrate the concept of isostasy and to show how measurement of gravity over mountain ranges provides evidence that mountains have deep roots.
What is Isostasy?
Isostasy and Postglacial Rebound. (more info)
From the Dynamic Earth website at the University of Leeds, simple and clear interactive graphics illustrate how two models of isostasy have been used to explain variations in topography.
Evidence for Mountain Roots: Gravity