Asked by: Waseem Weiskoppscience geology
What is the meaning of folding in geography?
Last Updated: 19th March, 2020
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In this regard, what do you mean by folding?
Folding is caused by compression and happens when two horizontal forces act towards a common point from opposite directions. It is the process through which rock strata bends under the pressure of movement of earth's plate. This can result into wraping, twisting or tilting of the rock strata.
Similarly, what is the process of folding? The process by which folds are formed due to compression is known as folding. Folding is one of the endogenetic processes; it takes place within the Earth's crust. Folds in rocks vary in size from microscopic crinkles to mountain-sized folds.
Similarly, it is asked, what is folding and faulting in geography?
The difference between folding and faulting is that folding is the pressure of converging plates causing the crust to fold and buckle, resulting in the creation of mountains and hills and faulting is where cracks in the earth's rock are created because of different movement of tectonic plates.
What is fold and its types?
Types of Folds. Anticline: linear, strata normally dip away from axial center, oldest strata in center. Syncline: linear, strata normally dip toward axial center, youngest strata in center. Antiform: linear, strata dip away from axial center, age unknown, or inverted.