The Deep Roots of the Rocky Mountains: Geophysical Studies of Western Canada

Claire A. Currie

Abstract


The Rocky Mountains in western Canada have some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, with rugged terrain and snow-covered peaks. The Rockies are part of the North American Cordillera, a ~4000 km mountain belt that runs along the western side of North America (Figure 1). This mountain belt formed over the last 200 million years, as rocks were added to the western side of North America during the convergence of tectonic plates.

 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.13034/jsst.v9i1.142

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