Flashcards in Fold Mountains Deck (5)
How are fold mountains formed?
Rivers deposit sediment in depressions called geosynclines
Over millions of years sediment is compressed into sedimentary rocks such as limestone
The plate move due to convection currents in mantle forcing sedimentary rocks upwards into a series of folds
What are some of the uses of fold mountains?
Hydro electric power
When can fold mountains occur?
When played collide at a destructive or collision margin
Two continental collide (neither denser)
A oceanic and continental collide
What are the advantages of living in a fold mountain area?
Source of food
Lots of tourism
River generates HEP