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n. pl. eu·sta·sies
A uniform worldwide change in sea level.

[From eustatic, of eustasy, from German eustatisch : eu- + stat(o)- + -isch, adj. suff.]

eu·stat′ic (-stăt′ĭk) adj.


(Physical Geography) denoting or relating to worldwide changes in sea level, caused by the melting of ice sheets, movements of the ocean floor, sedimentation, etc
[C20: from Greek, from eu- + static]
eustasy, eustacy n
euˈstatically adv
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In the absence of conodonts and graptolites precise timing of the initial flooding of the region cannot be defined, while correlation with the Asaphellus inflatus-Dactylocephalus Zone of the Tremadocian succession in South China suggests that it occurred early during the Cordylodus angulatus Zone and was probably synchronous with the transgressive phase of the Black Mountain Eustatic Event of Miller (1984).
Low-salinity isolation event in the Japan Sea in response to eustatic sea-level drop during LGM: reconstruction based on salinity-balance model.
In addition, it is noted that Puget Sound is quite young in geological and oceanographic contexts, being only 5,000 y of age in current configuration after glacial recession, resultant isostatic rebound, and eustatic sea level rise (Armstrong et al.
Eustatic sea-level rise, local tectonic events, isostatic adjustment, flexure of the glacial forebulge, and tidal expansion have collectively affected the marine limit in the Bay of Fundy (Struiver and Borns 1975; Rampton and Paradis 1981; Seaman 1982; Rampton et al.
1996) or sea level lowering caused by eustatic or isostatic uplift (Boman et al.
This, combined with a lowering of eustatic sea level, resulted in the exposure and erosion of broad shelfal areas, and deposition of the detritus in the sag basin.
The evidence supports a model of localized control on sedimentation rather than sedimentation controlled by glacially influenced eustatic sea level change.
In particular, we ask to what extent eustatic sea-level fluctuations influenced diversification and species distribution.
Ce anomaly has also been used as a potential indicator of eustatic sea-level changes [15,24] (except for the redox conditions [15,19,25-27]), tectonic reconstruction [28] and diagenetic process [18].
Variable isostatic Earth crust vertical motion pattern over the region combined with the global eustatic sea level change [2] results in long-term trends of observed sea level, yielding a maximum decrease - 8.
Topics include sediment production in the carbonate factory, warm-water depositional systems and facies models, and consideration of how eustatic, climatic and tectonic factors influence carbonate facies in neritic settings.