Chapter: Formation of Mountain Ranges
The Shell Structure of the Earth
|First we will have a closer look at the inside of earth. It is not homogeneously built, but consists of several layers; the core (inner and outer), the mantle and the relatively thin crust as the picture on the right shows.|
The top part of the mantle is solid and forms together with the crust the lithosphere, which is up to 100 kilometers thick.