Land Uplift (IMAGE) University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute Caption The map shows land uplift in Scandinavia. The Earth's crust is still rising in response to the removal of the great weight of the kilometer-thick ice sheets at the end of the ice age more than 10,000 years ago. Credit (Credit: Grinsted, Jevrejeva, Riva, and Dahl-Jensen) Usage Restrictions (Credit: Grinsted, Jevrejeva, Riva, and Dahl-Jensen) License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.