alpine orogeny

plegamiento alpino

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  • Alpine orogeny — noun (geology) The earth movements during the Tertiary period which led to the development of the Alps and associated mountain chains • • • Main Entry: ↑alp …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alpine orogeny — The Alpine orogeny (sometimes also called Alpide orogeny) is an orogenic phase in the Tertiary that formed the mountain ranges of the Alpide belt. These mountains include (from west to east) the Atlas, the Pyrenees, the Alps, the Dinaric Alps,… …   Wikipedia

  • Alpine orogeny — Mountain building event that affected a broad segment of southern Europe and the Mediterranean region during the middle Tertiary period. It produced intense metamorphism, crumpling of rock strata, and uplift accompanied by faulting. It was… …   Universalium

  • orogeny — orogenic /awr euh jen ik, or euh /, orogenetic, adj. /aw roj euh nee, oh roj /, n. Geol. the process of mountain making or upheaval. Also called orogenesis /awr euh jen euh sis, or euh /. [1885 90; ORO 1 + GENY] * * * I Mountain building event,… …   Universalium

  • Alpine — The term alpine refers to the Alps, a European mountain range. It is also found in many other instances, which may or may not be related to the mountains:Related to the AlpsAlpine may also refer to: * Alpine climate, the climate above tree line… …   Wikipedia

  • Orogeny — Geologic provinces of the world (USGS)   Shield …   Wikipedia

  • Variscan orogeny — The Variscan (or Hercynian) orogeny is a geologic mountain building event caused by Late Paleozoic continental collision between Laurasia and Gondwana to form the supercontinent of Pangea.NamingThe name, Variscan , comes from the Medieval Latin… …   Wikipedia

  • Cimmerian Orogeny — Cimmeria collided with North and South China blocks, closing the Paleo Tethys Ocean between them and forming mountains. 100 mya map The Cimmerian Orogeny, is an orogeny that created mountain ranges that now lie in Central Asia. The orogeny is… …   Wikipedia

  • Kaikoura Orogeny — The Kaikoura Orogeny is a New Zealand orogeny that has given birth to the Southern Alps. It began 25 million years ago along the Alpine Fault. In this orogeny the Southern alps are being formed because the Pacific Plate is being pushed up over… …   Wikipedia

  • Europe — /yoor euhp, yerr / for 1; /yoo roh pee, yeuh / for 2, n. 1. a continent in the W part of the landmass lying between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, separated from Asia by the Ural Mountains on the E and the Caucasus Mountains and the Black and… …   Universalium

  • Alps — Alpe redirects here. For the German river, see Alpe (river). For other uses, see Alps (disambiguation). Alps Range The …   Wikipedia

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