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rocky mountain elevation

June 2 2009 at 11:32 PM
scott  (no login)
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Are the colorado rockies still rising in elevation today?

 
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Wayne
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Rockies still Growing?

July 25 2009, 6:49 AM 

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/scienceforkids/geology/platetectonics/rockies.htm

http://www.mountainnature.com/geology/platetectonics.htm

 
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