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PREFERRED TERM
collisional setting  
TYPE
  • http://purl.org/net/provenance/ns#DataItem

DEFINITION
  • ectonic setting in which two continental crustal plates impact and are sutured together after intervening oceanic crust is entirely consumed at a subduction zone separating the plates. Such collision typically involves major mountain forming events, exemplified by the modern Alpine and Himalayan mountain chains.
DESCRIPTION
  • ectonic setting in which two continental crustal plates impact and are sutured together after intervening oceanic crust is entirely consumed at a subduction zone separating the plates. Such collision typically involves major mountain forming events, exemplified by the modern Alpine and Himalayan mountain chains.
IDENTIFIER
  • collisionalSetting
TITLE
  • collisional setting
URI
http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/codelist/EventEnvironmentValue/collisionalSetting
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EQUIVALENT CONCEPTS
Event Environment