The Strength of the Earth's Crust

  title={The Strength of the Earth's Crust},
  author={J. Barrell},
  journal={The Journal of Geology},
  pages={537 - 555}
The strength of the crust has been tested in the first part of this paper by those geologic changes which alter the surface of the earth, but not the density of its interior. If these changes in load initiate rather than merely coincide with vertical movements which serve to diminish the stress, they are thereby shown to be greater than the earth can permanently endure. If, on the other hand, the constructional forms persist, as in the two great deltas studied, then the movements which may… Expand
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