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How will continental lithosphere change as mountains are formed during collisions with oceanic lithosphere?


A. Continental lithospheric thickness will stay the same

B. Continental lithospheric thickness will increase

C. Continental lithospheric thickness will decrease



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Question Identifier: GCI_2011_044
Designed for: Geoscience Majors
Primary Author(s): Modified from a question written for non-majors by M. Malone
Contributing Author(s): J. Libarkin, E.M. Geraghty Ward
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