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Dynamic Topography

Gurnis, Michael (1992) Dynamic Topography. In: Encyclopedia of earth system science. Academic Press , San Diego, CA, pp. 105-109. ISBN 9780122267222

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Dynamic topography is the pushing up and the pushing down of the earth's surface in response to the forces of thermal convection, inside the earth's mantle. Although the observational evidence is indirect, global dynamic topography exerts a fundamental control on sea-level change and continental flooding over hundreds of millions of years. By influencing sea level, dynamic topography is an important force influencing continental erosion, global sedimentation, the chemistry of seawater, and climate.

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Additional Information:© 1992 by Academic Press, Inc.
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