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Karina OrozcoNovember 12, 2014Chapter 14 Lecture NotesMountain Building~ Mountain building is and has occurred during the recent geologic past-American Cordillera: the western margin of the Americas from Cape Horn to Alaskawhich includes the Andes and Rocky Mountains-Alpine-Himalayan chain-Mountainous terrains of the western PacificThe principle of isostasy~ Concept of floating crust in gravitational balance. If weight is added or removed from thecrust, isotactic adjustment will take place as the crust either subsides or rebounds.What causes topography?

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Term
Fall
Professor
RAPPENGLüCK
Tags
Geology, Plate Tectonics, Mountain Building, Fore arc basin, continental volcanic arc, fault block mountains, Arc Basins

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