Isostasy and Gravity

Compiled by Jeff Crabaugh at Carleton College (more info) (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.

The complete set of Visualization Collections is available.

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