Crustal Deformation and Mountain Building. Behavior of rocks to stress & strain. Elastic Elastic limit Plastic Brittle. Stress. Strain. FOLDS. Anticline vs. syncline Hinge line (axis) Limb Axial plane Plunging fold Structural dome Structural basin. FOLDS. Interpreting folds
Crustal Shortening &
The Wilson cycle (named after J. Tuzo Wilson, one of the fathers of plate tectonics) refers to the cycle of ocean basin formation by rifting and seafloor spreading followed by ocean basin destruction and mountain building by subduction.