Orogeny

Geologic provinces o the Warld (USGS)

Orogeny refers tae forces an events leading tae a lairge structural deformation o the Yird's lithosphere (crust an uppermaist mantle) due tae the engagement o tectonic plates. Response tae such engagement results in the furmation o lang tracts o heichly deformed rock cried orogens or orogenic belts. The wird "orogeny" comes frae the Greek (oros for "muntain" plus genesis for "creation" or "origin"),[1] an it is the primary mechanism bi which muntains are biggit on continents. Orogens develop while a continental plate is crumpled an is pushed upwards tae furm muntain ranges, an involve a great range o geological processes collectively cried orogenesis.[2][3]

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References

  1. Chambers 21st Century Dictionary. Allied Publishers. 1999. p. 972. ISBN 978-0550106254. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  2. Tony Waltham (2009). Foundations of Engineering Geology (3rd ed.). Taylor & Francis. p. 20. ISBN 0-415-46959-7. 
  3. Philip Kearey, Keith A. Klepeis, Frederick J. Vine (2009). "Chapter 10: Orogenic belts". Global Tectonics (3rd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell. p. 287. ISBN 1-4051-0777-4. 
Other Languages
العربية: تكون الجبال
asturianu: Oroxénesis
azərbaycanca: Tektogenez
български: Орогенеза
català: Orogènesi
čeština: Orogeneze
Ελληνικά: Ορογένεση
English: Orogeny
Esperanto: Orogenezo
español: Orogénesis
eesti: Orogenees
euskara: Orogenia
فارسی: کوه‌زایی
suomi: Orogenia
français: Orogenèse
galego: Oroxénese
עברית: אורוגנזה
हिन्दी: पर्वतन
hrvatski: Orogen
Kreyòl ayisyen: Owojenèz
Bahasa Indonesia: Orogeni
italiano: Orogenesi
日本語: 造山運動
ქართული: ოროგენი
қазақша: Орогенез
한국어: 조산 운동
Кыргызча: Ороген
Limburgs: Orogenese
lietuvių: Kalnodara
Nederlands: Gebergtevorming
norsk nynorsk: Orogenese
occitan: Orogenèsi
polski: Orogeneza
português: Orogénese
română: Orogeneză
русский: Тектогенез
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Orogeneza
Simple English: Orogeny
slovenčina: Orogenéza
slovenščina: Orogeneza
српски / srpski: Орогенеза
svenska: Orogenes
Türkçe: Orojenez
українська: Орогенез
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Orogenez
Tiếng Việt: Kiến tạo sơn
中文: 造山運動
Bân-lâm-gú: Chō-san ūn-tōng