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04/03/12 1 Mountain Building Mt Everest 29,035 ft (8850 m) above sea level
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National Geophysical Data Center/NOAA
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Active Mountain Ranges Linear range of mountains Orogeny - mountain building event, processes that collectively produce a mountain belt Most mountain building at convergent boundaries They form along current plate boundaries. Ranges within plates generally mark old continental collisions. As soon as mountain begins “growing” erosion attacks Can only grow if uplift > erosion Linear range of mountains Orogeny - mountain building event, processes that collectively produce a mountain belt Most mountain building at convergent boundaries They form along current plate boundaries. Ranges within plates generally mark old continental collisions. As soon as mountain begins “growing” erosion attacks Can only grow if uplift > erosion
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04/03/12 4 Orogenic Belts Mountains are born and have a finite lifespan. Young mountains are high, steep, and growing upward. Middle-aged mountains are dissected by erosion. Old mountains are deeply eroded and often buried.
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course GEOL 100 taught by Professor Neitzke during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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