Scientific editing by Alex Maltman.

John Milsom & Robert Holt write: Knowledge of the gravity field is vital to any study of isostasy. This was acknowledged by Hutchison et al. (2000) when they noted that the work of Holt (1998) placed constraints on their geological model for Sabah. However, they went on to ignore these constraints, arguing that the depth of the crustal root beneath the Western Cordillera might have been overestimated due to ‘the model assumption of an excessively thick ophiolitic basement’ and that the presence of thick crust beneath Sabah was ‘in conflict with the outcropping geology’.

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