Topography, the geoid, and compensation mechanisms for the southern Rocky Mountains: SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAINS COMPENSATION

@inproceedings{Coblentz2011TopographyTG,
  title={Topography, the geoid, and compensation mechanisms for the southern Rocky Mountains: SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAINS COMPENSATION},
  author={David Coblentz and Clement Grasham Chase and Karl E. Karlstrom and Jakomijn van Wijk},
  year={2011}
}
The southern Rockies of Colorado are anomalously high (elevations greater than 2800 m), topographically rough (implying active uplift), and underlain by significant low-velocity anomalies in the upper mantle that suggest an intimate relationship between mantle geodynamic processes and the surface topography. The region is in isostatic equilibrium (i.e., near-zero free-air gravity anomaly); however, the poor correlation between the high topography and crustal thickness makes the application of… CONTINUE READING

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