Lecture07

Lecture07 - National Parks formed by Mountain Building...

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National Parks formed by National Parks formed by Grand Teton National Park Grand Teton National Park Great Smoky National Park Great Smoky National Park
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Mountain Building and Uplift Mountain Building and Uplift Mountains usually form in ranges, long but narrow zones. Accumulation of sediment Orogenesis Folding, thrust faults, meta, intrusions Adjustment Extension, block-faulting, uplift many ranges -> mountain belts
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Formation of Appalachians Formation of Appalachians 300 mya collision Erosion 180 mya rifting
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Mountain Belts of North America Mountain Belts of North America
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Grand Teton National Park Grand Teton National Park FVH 07 AUG 2005
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Vital Statistics Vital Statistics Northwest Wyoming ~310,000 acres ~480 square miles
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Human History Human History 5000 BC - Native Americans in area as early as this 1800’s Blackfeet, Crow, Flathead, Gros Ventre, Nez Perce, Shoshone, Ute Tribes 1820’s – 1840’s “Mountain Men” trappers
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