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How Mountains Form

Chapter 11, Section 2

Tamarra Cox

on 7 December 2012

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Transcript of How Mountains Form

Earth Science
Mrs. Cox How Mountains Form Plate Tectonics and Mountains Types of Mountains Cause Collisions between Continental and Oceanic Crust Effect Large-scale deformation of rock that high mountains are uplifted and formation of volcanic mountains Cause Collisions between Continents Effect Equally dense lithosphere causes intense deformation of the crust causing uplifting Cause Collisions between Oceanic Crust and Oceanic Crust Effect Magma rises and breaks through the oceanic lithosphere forming an arc of volcanic mountains Cause Effect Continent collisions and tectonic movements Folded mountains and plateaus Cause Effect Tectonic forces and rising magma pushes up rock layers Rock is uplifted and dome mountains are created Cause Effect Magma erupting on Earth's surface Volcanic mountains are formed. Cause Effect Earth's crust stretching and breaking along faults. Fault-block mountains and long, narrow valleys called grabens form
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