rocky mountain elevation

scott
scott

June 3rd, 2009, 5:32 am #1

Are the colorado rockies still rising in elevation today?
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Wayne
Wayne

July 25th, 2009, 12:49 pm #2

Yes, Scott, they are. The Rockies are the result of a ssssllllloooooowwwwww collision between the North American and Pacific Tectonic Plates and this collision is still in progress.
Here are a couple of links that explain it better. They target different people and should help you no matter what your current level of understanding is.

http://www.historyforkids.org/sciencefo ... ockies.htm

http://www.mountainnature.com/geology/p ... tonics.htm
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