Alpine orogeny


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Alpine orogeny

[′al‚pīn ȯ′räj·ə·nē]
(geology)
Jurassic through Tertiary orogeny which affected the Alpides.
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The Carpathians were formed in the Alpine orogeny and during their movement, the adjacent areas (the Sub-Carpathians) were drawn along, thus being formed in the same manner.
Since Alpine orogeny was not active in the studied area, the tilt-corrected results are not considered any further.
During the Late Miocene and Pliocene, the Alpine Orogeny produced the Zagros and Oman mountains, creating the structural framework seen today.
His topics are the construction of Baltica--proto-Europe, the Lower Paleozoic growth of proto-Europe, the Caledonian orogeny, the expansion of Europe in the Upper Paleozoic, the Hercynian orogenic cycle, Europe in Mesozoic to mid-Cenozoic time, the Alpine orogeny, and Neogene to Quaternary Europe.
This fold-thrust belt groves by the continuing active collision of the Arabian plate with the continental blocks of Central Iran (Ahmadhadi et al., 2007); but had a main event during the Alpine Orogeny in the Late Miocence-Plieocene orogenic phase (Hessami et al., 2001).
Even within Europe's heartland region of rocks deformed by the (early Tertiary) Alpine Orogeny, nearly all clefts which contain pink fluorite are found within two small areas of granite and orthogneiss: (1) most of the Aare and part of the Got-thard massifs of south-central Switzerland, and (2) the Mont Blanc massif in east-central France.
Earth crust of Lower Silesia was broken into numerous tectonic blocks, grabens and horsts during late Alpine orogeny. The major tectonic zones of the Lower Silesia Region were connected with the Sudetic Marginal Fault (SMF).
The Disentis region contains two remnants of the Variscan (Hercynian) orogeny within the younger Alpine orogeny: the Aar massif to the north and the Gotthard massif to the south.
The Dora-Maira Massif (composed of very high-pressure metamorphic rocks), is of great importance for the study of the alpine orogeny, and has produced large, somewhat rounded crystals of pyrope up to 25 cm in diameter.
Tectonically the area has been faulted into a patchwork of blocks, some of them overthrusting as a result of the Alpine orogeny.
During Late Miocene and Pliocene, the Alpine Orogeny produced the Zagros and Oman mountains creating the structural framework seen today.