Questions tagged [orogeny]

concerning processes leading to large-scale deformation of the Earth's surface, particularly mountain-building events

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Why the difference between Italian coastlines and mountain ranges?

Italy’s relatively straight, parallel coastlines in the main part of the “boot” seem surprising given how the Apennines snake through it, from one side to the other and back. Don’t coastlines usually ...
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Mountain formation and stress release?

I have been studying mountain formation, and have some questions about how orogeny and plate stress release are related... Does orogeny contribute to the release of accumulated stress within the ...
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Largest mountain range

The major mountain chains of Earth are found near: Convergent (subduction) and convergent (collisional) boundaries or transform boundaries? it should be both subduction and collisional right?
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