Monday, April 11, 2011

Do the Mountains Grow?

In 1850 the height of Mount Everest ,the tallest peak of the world was surveyed and estimated as 29,002 feet.In a study conducted after a century ,the height was found to be 29,028.Height increased by 26 feet.In the studies involved mountains grow slightly every year .The height of the mountains increases because of some geological process taking place in the depth leading totheir slow and spasmodic uplift .These include folding of rock layers .Uplift of those layers often accompanied faulting or dislocation of rock layers .The term orogeny collectively denotes all process leading to formation of mountains

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