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English-Russian dictionary of geology. 2011.

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  • Alleghenian orogeny — formerly Appalachian Revolution Mountain building event that affected the Appalachian Geosyncline in the late Permian period (c. 286–248 million years ago). The Alleghenian orogeny is most pronounced in the central and southern Appalachian… …   Universalium

  • Rocky Mountains — the chief mountain system in North America, extending from central New Mexico to N Alaska. Highest peak, Mount McKinley, 20,300 ft. (6187 m). Also called Rockies. * * * or Rockies Mountain system, western North America. It extends some 3,000 mi… …   Universalium

  • mountain — mountainless, adj. /mown tn/, n. 1. a natural elevation of the earth s surface rising more or less abruptly to a summit, and attaining an altitude greater than that of a hill, usually greater than 2000 ft. (610 m). 2. a large mass of something… …   Universalium

  • Olympic-Wallowa Lineament — Location of the Olympic Wallowa Lineament. Is the OWL an optical illusion? The Olympic Wallowa lineament (OWL) – first reported by cartographer Erwin Raisz in 1945 [1] on a relief map of the continental United States – is a physiographic feature… …   Wikipedia

  • Detachment fold — A detachment fold occurs as layer parallel thrusting along a detachment fault develops without upward propagation of a fault; the accommodation of the strain produced by thrusting results in the folding of the overlying rock units. As a visual… …   Wikipedia

  • Thrust fault — in the Qilian Shan, China. The older (left, blue and red) thrust over the younger (right, brown). A thrust fault is a type of fault, or break in the Earth s crust across which there has been relative movement, in which rocks of lower… …   Wikipedia

  • Asia — /ay zheuh, ay sheuh/, n. a continent bounded by Europe and the Arctic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. 2,896,700,000; ab. 16,000,000 sq. mi. (41,440,000 sq. km). * * * I Largest continent on Earth. It is bounded by the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean …   Universalium

  • Décollement — Fig. 1 Imbricate fan in a thrust system with a basal décollement[1][2] Décollement (dé collé ment) is a gliding plane between two rock masses. In French, décoller means to detach from or to rip of …   Wikipedia

  • Mountain — For other uses, see Mountain (disambiguation). Chimborazo …   Wikipedia

  • fold — fold1 foldable, adj. /fohld/, v.t. 1. to bend (cloth, paper, etc.) over upon itself. 2. to bring into a compact form by bending and laying parts together (often fol. by up): to fold up a map; to fold one s legs under oneself. 3. to bring (the… …   Universalium

  • Pilbara craton — The Pilbara craton (the Pilbara province in northwest Western Australia), along with the Kaapvaal craton (the Kaapvaal province of South Africa) are the only remaining areas of pristine Archaean 3.6 2.7 Ga crust on Earth. Similarities of their… …   Wikipedia

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