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Problem: What happens to the land surface when large ice sheets melt away?A. It subsides because there is less ice on topB. The land surface remains unchanged but seems lower because of the loss of iceC. The land flexes upward due to isostatic reboundD. The land rises because the rocks are warmer without the ice

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When large ice sheets melt away, it creates an isostatic rebound on the land's surface.

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What happens to the land surface when large ice sheets melt away?

A. It subsides because there is less ice on top

B. The land surface remains unchanged but seems lower because of the loss of ice

C. The land flexes upward due to isostatic rebound

D. The land rises because the rocks are warmer without the ice

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