Not by Fire but by Ice
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Swiss geodesists have observed that the Alp summits, as compared to low land, rise up to one millimetre per year. Meanwhile, German researchers calculate that the climatic cycles of the glacial period in Europe over the past 2.5 million years have accelerated the erosion process.
"This mountain erosion cannot even be determined using the highly precise methods of modern geodesy," explains Professor Friedhelm v. Blanckenburg from the GFZ. "We use the rare isotope Beryllium-10, which develops in the land surface via cosmic radiation.
"Here pure upthrusting forces are at work. It is similar to an iceberg in the sea. If the top melts, the iceberg surfaces out of the water by almost the same share," explains von Blanckenburg.
rather, that the land is driven upward by electromagnetic forces
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it interesting that this article mentions beryllium-10, because
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