FIGURE 2.8 Arching of the Gulf Coastal Plain north of New Orleans indicated by precise leveling data. This arching may be a forebulge-type response to sediment loading of the Mississippi delta (Jurkowski et al., 1984).

FIGURE 2.9 Contemporary vertical crustal motion (millimeters per year) of eastern Europe inferred from precise releveling (after Mescherikov, 1973).



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