Tectonic Uplift

Tectonic uplift is a geological process most often caused by plate tectonics which increases elevation. The opposite of uplift is subsidence, which results in a decrease in elevation. Uplift may be orogenic or isostatic.

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Marine Terrace - Formation - Causes
... by changes in environmental conditions and by tectonic activity during recent geological times ... Processes of isostasy involve the uplift of continental crusts including their shorelines ... In Scandinavia, for instance, the present rate of uplift reaches up to 10 mm/year ...

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