Global Distribution of Mountains

All mountain building in one way or the other ultimately results from heat generation. Nonetheless, different mechanisms may operate in the same area, simultaneously or sequentially.

This image shows the topography of The Earth's land surface. Some major mountain belts are marked: (A) Cascades, (B) Appalachians, (C) Andes, (D) Alps, and (E) Himalayas
Image Credit: MBG
  • (A) The Cascades (spoken by Prof. Dr. Theofilos Toulkeridis)
  • (B) The Appalachians (spoken by Prof. Dr. Eduardo Campos)
  • (C) The Andes (spoken by Prof. Dr. Theofilos Toulkeridis)
  • (D) The Alps (spoken by Prof. Dr. Christoph Heubeck)
  • (E) The Himalayas (spoken by Prof. Dr. Jing-Hong Yang)