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  • n. Plural form of orogen.

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  • Ocean plate stratigraphy (OPS) is the fundamental, first-order structure of accretionary orogens that are forming today on the Pacific margins.

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  • It has long been established that intraplate orogens occur in the present Earth (e.g., the Mesozoic-Cenozoic Tian Shan orogenic belt in Central Asia), but they are uncommon in Earth's history in comparison to collisional or accretional orogenic belts.

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  • Their approach of integrating regional structural and paleomagnetic studies can be applied to other mountain belts to better understand the processes that produce curved orogens.

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  • (almost 2 billion years ago), although later orogens also had an affect. four generations of fractures.

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