Mountains are the most conspicuous landforms on earth. They are found on every continent, and have been defined simply as elevated landforms of high local relief, with much of the surface in steep slopes, displaying distinct variations in climate and vegetation zones from the base to the summit. The earth’s mountain ranges have been created by the collision of tectonic plates. Associated with many of these mountain ranges are volcanoes. If the solidified magma of a volcano builds up, it can... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia of Science, 2019. 2p.