Monday, June 27, 2011

orogenesis

I have been far too busy enjoying the fact that I moved to Scandinavia for love to post very often, but I feel compelled to play in this month's Accretionary Wedge. My favourite geology word would have to be orogenesis. I love mountains better than any other land form, and the process of their formation is endlessly fascinating. The microscopic changes which happen in the metamorphic rocks at depth during mountain building are rich with information about the processes that built the peaks.