I just asked myself what is the role of the mountains on our planet earth? Well there's a well known role for the climate and weather.
But is there a kind of physical or geological role? What would happen if our earth lacks the mountains on it? Will we have more earth "Movements" (earthquakes, tectonics...) i suppose erosion will be much heavier then it is now. And therefore i suppose that human life in such a planet would be impossible.
In the Answers i would like to consider two scenarios:
- Earth as we know but without mountains (mountains have never been formed or don't exist at all)
- What will happen if the Mountains would just been taken away?
Well i would like to get some kind of scientific answer from a geological point of view!