March 04, 2011

Young Mountain ranges.

 Alps stem, Himalayas, Andes  and Rockies Mountain ranges are young mountain ranges.
These Mountain  belts were formed some twenty five to thirty five million years ago. In other words these ranges of the mountains belongs to Tertiary or Alpine period.

Alps stem and Himalayas Belt.

 tectonic plates are Moving on the asthenosphere and these plates  converge and diverge in their respective region. thus, we see that the Himalayan mountains are elevating because these tectonic plates collide and give upthrust to these rocks.The collision of these plates folds the converging rocks.
. These Mountains are also referred as Young Mountains and folded mountains .

Alps Stem,
the cause of formation is the collision of African and European Tectonic plates
This Great mountain range covers Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Germany  and France.
Mount Blanc(don't confuse Mount Blanc with Cape Blanc that is in Africa)  is the highest point in  Alps which is approximately 15,782 ft and make up the border of France and Italy. This range is also divided as western Alps and eastern alps. the highest peak of eastern Alps is Piz Bernina about 13, 284 ft.

Himalayas
 Himalaya mountain range is the world's highest mountain range which is the dwelling place of world's highest peaks.the fourteen mountains that are above eight thousand meter (also called eight thou sanders) are located in Himalayan ranges. This range runs  through India, Pakistan,Bhutan, China,Nepal, Burma and Afganistan.
Mount Everest  world highest peak of 29,029 ft lies in this range.

Rocky mountains/ Rockies

these ranges cover 3000 miles area of  western North America . It starts  from the British coloumbia  and runs into western Canada to new Mexico.  Mount Elbert is the highest peak and is 14,440 ft above  the sea level.

Andes Mountain

this is world's longest continental range. Mount Aconcagua stand out  with the elevation of  22,841 ft in this mountane range . This range  is located in South America
some other branches of these mountains are also found in Caribbean sea. Indonesia, Malaysia and philipine

5 comments:

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I enjoy young mountain ranges very much. As a general rule they are easier to eat and the cooking time is much reduced when compared with older and ancient mountain ranges.

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