Isostasy and Flexure of the Lithosphere



When I first began graduate work in geophysics nearly 30 years ago, there was, thankfully only a small body of written material I needed to read and comprehend prior to diving into my own research. Much has happened since then, and I often wonder how new graduate students today come up to speed in their areas of specialization. The answer is now obvious for any students undertaking research in broadly-defined areas involving lithospheric flexure and isostasy: they simply read Tony Watts' new book.