Caledonides

Caledonides

[‚kal·ə′dä‚nīdz]
(geology)
A mountain system formed in Late Silurian to Early Devonian time in Scotland, Ireland, and Scandinavia.
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and Hudleston, P.: 2001, Strain in ductile shear zones in the Caledonides of northern Sweden: a three-dimensional puzzle.
The shape of the basin and the sedimentation pattern were controlled by the flexural loading of the western margin of the Baltica continent induced by the overriding of Eastern Avalonia and formation of North German-Polish Caledonides during the Silurian time [5] that is reflected in the thickening of the sediment package and deepening of the deposition environment to the west.
In The Caledonides in the USA: geological excursions in the northeast Appalachians.
van Staal, C.R., Dewey, J.F., Mac Niocaill, C.M., and McKerrow, W.S., 1998, The Cambrian-Silurian tectonic evolution of the northern Appalachians and British Caledonides: History of a complex west and southwest Pacifictype segment of Iapetus, in Blundell, D.J., and Scott, A.C., eds., Lyell: The Past is the Key to the Present: Geological Society of London, Special Publication 143, p.
Briefly naming just a few of the works in English that describe exploration, Borge Fristrup's impressive volume The Greenland Ice Cap (1966) describes all the early ice sheet crossings, as well as the later detailed work of the Expeditions Polaires Francaises under the leadership of Paul-Emile Victor; and John Haller's geological description of northern East Greenland, Geology of the East Greenland Caledonides (1971), includes a 30-page history of geological exploration from 1822 (William Scoresby) up to 1958.
The Greenland Caledonides; evolution of the northeast margin of Laurentia.
Williams IS, Claesson S (1987) Isotopic evidence for the Precambrian provenance and Caledonian metamorphism of high grade paragneisses from Seve Nappes, Scandinavian Caledonides. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 97, 205-217.
Kaledonidy Tsentral'noj Azii [The Caledonides of the Central Asia].