2.8 The Appalachian Mountains: Continents Collide: Plate Tectonics The Appalachian Mountains provide great scenic beauty near the eastern margin of North America from Alabama to Newfoundland. In addition, mountains that formed contemporaneously with the Appalachians are found in the British …

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2.7 Continental Collisions: Building the Himalayas, the Indian plate meets the Eurasian plate When a slab of oceanic lithosphere subducts beneath a continental margin, an Andean type mountain belt develops. If the subducting plate also contains a continent, continued subduction …

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2.4 Andes Plate Margins: Island Arcs: Subduction of an Oceanic Plate beneath a Continental Plate The subduction of oceanic lithosphere gives rise to two different types of mountain belts.1). Where oceanic lithosphere subducts beneath an oceanic plate, an island arc …

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