orogeny

[ UK /ɔːɹˈɒd‍ʒəni/ ]
NOUN
  1. the process of mountain formation (especially by the upward displacement of the earth's crust)
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How To Use orogeny In A Sentence

  • In view of the new geochronology, the Finnmarkian Orogeny cannot have played any part in the deformation of the Hellefjord Schist.
  • The main effect of the orogeny in southeastern Utah was to uplift the Uncompahgre High, a horst composed of Precambrian strata, which is bound on its southwestern flank by a major reverse fault.
  • In this orogeny, compressional forces squished sedimentary deposits that existed between the converging continental plates and rocks at the margin of the Eurasian and Indian plates upward in elevation. Mountain
  • Neotropical floristic diversity: Phytogeographical connections between Central and South America, Pleistocene climatic fluctuations, or an accident of the Andean orogeny. Serra do Mar coastal forests
  • Orogeny and volcanism had generally been held to be associated with the contraction of the Earth, but the continents and oceans were regarded as primordial features, fixed in their positions since the crust first formed.
  • These rocks were metamorphosed during the Grampian Orogeny.
  • In this orogeny, compressional forces squished sedimentary deposits that existed between the converging continental plates and rocks at the margin of the Eurasian and Indian plates upward in elevation. Mountain
  • Large-scale geological structures including anticlines, synclines, thrusts and faults formed during the Caledonian Orogeny typically trend in a SW-NE direction.
  • Granitoids are abundant in the Iberian Massif, and result from melting of the continental crust thickened during the Variscan orogeny.
  • The Calderian orogeny in Wopmay orogen (1.9 Ga), northwestern Canadian Shield EurekAlert! - Breaking News
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