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#5.3 plate tectonics (orogeny)

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Orogeny, the "mountains-building" process.

Orogeny, the "mountains-building" process.

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  • 1. OROGENY is the process of mountain building. Orogeny occurs through CONVERGENCE, SUBDUCTION AND . . .
  • 2. HOT SPOTS
    • Hot Spots are thin places in the Earth’s crust where magma from the mantel burns through producing Volcanic mountains.
    • The Hawaiian Islands were formed over a Hot Spot...
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    • . . . and as the plate continues to pass over the Hot Spot, another island is being formed!
  • 4. Back to CONVERGENCE... Plates can CONVERGE in one of three ways: #1 an Oceanic Plate collides with another Oceanic Plate -- forming Island Arcs #2 an Oceanic Plate collides with a Continental Plate -- forming Volcanic Mountain Ranges #3 a Continental Plate collides with another Continental Plate -- forming non-Volcanic Mountain Ranges
  • 5. Fold Mountains Fold Mountains are created when Continental Land masses converge
  • 6. The Alps, the Urals, and the Himalayas are common Fold Mountains are common Fold Mountains
  • 7. The Alps Mountain range is formed by the collision of the African Plate and the Eurasian Plate The Matterhorn (above) and Mount Blanc (below) are 2 more of the more famous mountains in the Alps
  • 8. The Ural Mountains form the geographical boundary between Europe and Asia. The Ural Moutains are located in Russia

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