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

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