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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.
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The regressive Early-Mid Cambrian 'Hawke Bay Event' in Baltoscandia: epeirogenic uplift in concert with eustasy. Earth-Science Reviews, 151, 288-350.
Shon, "Revised stratigraphy and reinterpretation of the Miocene Pohang basinfill, SE Korea: sequence development in response to tectonism and eustasy in a back-arc basin margin," Sedimentary Geology, vol.
Changing interpretations of Kentucky geology: layer-cake, facies, flexure, and eustasy. Columbus, OH: Ohio Division of Geological Survey.
Sea level rises for these same reasons, known as eustasy. uniformly global sea level change due to ocean water quantity or a change in the shape of ocean basins.
(2007); Interaction of tectonics, eustasy, climate and carbonate production on the sedimentary evolution of an early/middle Jurassic extensional basin (Southern Provence Sub-basin, SE France).
Hovius N (1998) Controls on sediment supply by large rivers, relative role of Eustasy, climate, and tectonism in continental rocks.
A re-evaluation of Jurassic eustasy in the light of new data and the revised Exxon curve // Wilgus, C.
The researchers published their findings in the current edition of Nature Geoscience in a paper titled 'Departures from eustasy in Pliocene sea-level records'.