Alpides

Alpides

[′al·pə‚dēz]
(geology)
Great east-west structural belt including the Alps of Europe and the Himalayas and related mountains of Asia; mostly folded in Tertiary times.
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These volcanics constitute the eastern part of the Central European Volcanic Province (CEVP), nearly 700 km long, and situated in front of the European Alpides (Cwojdzinski and Jodlowski, 1982; Blusztajn and Hart, 1989); or, following Kopecky (1966, 1978) and Ulrych et al.