Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A uniform worldwide change in sea level.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a worldwide change in sea level, especially one caused by melting ice

Etymologies

From eustatic, of eustasy, from German eustatisch : eu- + stat(o)- + -isch, adj. suff.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek εὖ (eu, "well, good") + Ancient Greek στάσις (stasis, "standing") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The dominant ones were tree rings, and ice cores, but others like varves, pollen, lichens, historic soil temperatures, sea level (eustasy), land levels (isostasy) require similar audits.

    Merry Christmas « Climate Audit

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