depth of compensation

: the depth below the earth's surface at which the topographic inequalities are compensated by variations in rock density so that all columns of rock or of rock and water above the depth have approximately equal weights

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“Depth of compensation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/depth%20of%20compensation. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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