Concerned with orogeny; pertaining to the creation of mountains. (adjective)
Examples of word orogenic
The mineralization of the structure can be classified as orogenic owing to the finely disseminated nature of the gold, close association with sulfides and deposition within an original bedded organic rich (carbon) sedimentary host (Mikado phyllite).
Rather than worry needlessly, Kai occupied his mind with estimating the probable wealth of energy materials on this planet, as computed by sites already assessed and the probability of future finds based on the extended orogenic activity in the areas as yet unsurveyed.
Of course now that they knew the shield lands were stripped, they'd go right into the nearest orogenic zones.
Phytogeographic analyses indicate that the flora on the páramo had their origins in elements at middle elevations that were created with the first orogenic uplift during the early and middle Cenozoic, subjected to a process of differentiation when they erupted in the new habitats of the high mountains generated by the final uplift of the la Sierra Nevada during the Pliocene and Pleistocene.
His principal research focuses on the geodynamics and tectonics of the south Aegean, the exhumation processes of HP rocks, tectonic geomorphology in modern orogenic zones, and basin development.
He concluded that the cyclic glaciations were related to orogenic uplift, changing insolation (Milankovitch cycles), ice-albedo feedback, and the effect of isostatic adjustments to the loading of continental crust by glacial ice sheets — all topics still being actively discussed today.
Granites were formed during periods of orogenic activity, principal components being feldspar (40-60%), diorite (10-20%), quartz (25-35%), with traces of black and yellow mica.
In the orogenic stage of mountain building, the accumulated sediments become deformed by compressional forces from the collision of tectonic plates.
Another consequence of the orogenic stage is regional metamorphism and the incursion of magma plumes, plutons, and volcanoes into the growing mountain range.