Where are fold mountain ranges found on our planet? And how do the movements of tectonic plates affect their growth?
- A Fold mountain forms over millions of years by a process called orogeny.
- Orogeny begins as two tectonic plates move toward each other and push together along their margins.
- Subduction occurs when sedimentary rock at the margins of the one of the tectonic plates folds upwards, as the other is forced underneath.
- At 8850m, Mount Everest is the highest fold mountain on Earth and is still growing.
Fold mountains are the most common type of mountains on Earth forming many spectacular ranges.
They're old in human terms, but as geological features many fold mountains are still growing up.
Fold mountains are formed through the movement of the Earth's crust.
Crust – Earth's rocky outermost layer
The crust is split into huge ...
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