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Rock Deformation: Structural Geology
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Mountains Attractive landscape features. Provide vivid evidence of tectonic activity. Involve:  Uplift Deformation Metamorphism
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Mountain Belts Elongate, linear belts. Tectonic plate interactions - orogenesis.
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Mountain building involves…  - Structural deformation: Faulting,  Folding Metamorphism, Foliation Glaciation Erosion Sedimentation  Constructive processes build mountains up; destructive  processes tear them back down.
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Orogenic Belts Mountains are born; have a finite lifespan. Young mountains - high, steep, growing upward. Middle-aged mountains - dissected by erosion. Old mountains - deeply eroded, often buried. Andes rose gradually over past 40 million years. Ancient orogenic belts found in continental interiors.
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Crustal Deformation Orogenesis, or mountain building, causes deformation,  consisting of… Bending Breaking Tilting Squashing Stretching Shearing
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Change in shape or size of an object from an applied force. Stress
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