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orogen

(ˈɒrəʊdʒən)
n
(Geological Science) a part of the earth subject to orogeny
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The most noticeable changes are related to the maximum Moho depths in central Tibet and less pronounced contours of the crustal thickness between orogens and sedimentary basins.
Subsequently, sediments were derived from the Ross Mountain belt in Antarctica, orogens associated with the India-Australia collision and the Proto-Himalayan orogenic belt.
These two orogens belong to larger systems of mountain belts bordering the basins of the Mediterranean region: the Alps-Betics and Dinarides and the Apennines-Maghrebides and Carpathians, respectively double-vergent and single-vergent belts.
These setting include subduction complexes of arc orogens, foreland fore-thrust belts along the flanks of the arc or collision orogens, and highlands along the suture belts of the collision orogens (Dickinson and Suczek, 1979; Dickinson, 1980).
1999, Tertiary tectonic evolution of the Pannonian Basin system and neighbouring orogens, a new synthesis of paleostress data, in Durand, B, Jolivet, L, Horvath, F, and Seranne, M, eds.
Understanding the sources of dynamic topography, its amplitude and wavelength and how they vary as the tectonic environment changes (subduction angle and rheology) will help to understand continental wavelength geoid anomalies and surface deflections, as well as large-scale basin subsidence and surface uplift, not only in the Andes but also in orogens with similar origin.
Ancient Orogens and Modern Analogues: Geological Society, London, Special Publication 327, p.
For him, the more flexible expanses of crust he called orogens, full of rising mountains and earthquake faults, were where the action was.
Eighteen contributed chapters honoring Windley's influence are arranged in sections on oceanic and island arc systems and continental growth, the tectonics of accretionary orogens and continental growth, growth and stabilization of continental crust (collisions and intraplate processes), Precambrian tectonics and the birth of continents, and active tectonics and geomorphology of continental collision and growth zones.
The generation, segregation, ascent and emplacement of granite magma: the migmatite-to-crustally-derived granite connection in thickened orogens.
The generation, segregation, ascent and emplacement of granitic magma: The migmatite-to-crustally-derived granite connection in thickened orogens // Earth Sci.