Rapid eustatic changes—never globally uniform

  • Willy Fjeldskaar


The classical definition of eustasy is vertical movements of sea level, which were originally believed to be worldwide simultaneous uniform changes. However, changes in distribution of the Earth’s mass bring about geoid changes, and resulting changes of sea level may vary significantly over the globe. Accordingly, it is difficult to imagine any significant sea-level changes which are globally uniform.


Hydrocarbon Exploration Isostatic Equilibrium Eustatic Change Geoid Change Postglacial Uplift 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Willy Fjeldskaar
    • 1
  1. 1.Rogaland Research InstituteStavangerNorway

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