The purpose of this assignment is to help you gain a better understanding of the formation and make up of our local mountains. Through this assignment you will also build a better understanding of of the interplay between the conflicting forces of building and erosion. Your paper is to be written in paragraph form with all sources being properly cited.
Step 1: Choose a mountain range (San Gabriel, San Bernardino, Santa Monica, Sierra Nevada)
Step 2: Explain the origins of the mountain range. How were they formed? When were they formed? etc
This portion should be between 1-2 pages.
Step 3: Explain what is happening to them currently. Are they growing? If so, at what rate? Are they eroding? If so, at what rate?
This portion should be 1-2 paragraphs
Step 4: Determine whether, based on current trends, the mountains are likely to increase or decrease in size over the next million years.