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  •  Isostatic Rebound takes a significant time (1+ / 0-)
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    CA wildwoman

    And as you imply, usually is only significant when a equally significant weight has been upon it.

    I was shocked though to recently learn that the Antarctic ice cap is so massive that it not only would (will?) result in isostatic rebound, but that it currently exhibits a gravitonic tidal effect upon the oceans.  In other words, the ice cap is so honkin' heavy that it pulls the oceans towards it currently.  This effect would diminish directly, immediately and proportionately with the diminishing of the icecap itself.

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