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.
2007); but had a main event during the Alpine Orogeny in the Late Miocence-Plieocene orogenic phase (Hessami et al.
Precambrian to the Cenozoic-age sediments were affected by the Alpine Orogeny (Fig.
The relief of the Alpine Orogeny in northern and northeastern Iberian Peninsula, trends east-west with a constant width of around 80 km in the Pyrenees and eastern Cantabrian Mountains.
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 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.