Definitions for "Regional Metamorphism"
Metamorphism caused by deep burial or strong tectonic forces that impose high temperatures and high pressures over large belts or regions of the crust.
Metamorphism across a broad area caused by the elevated temperatures and pressures of plate collision or deep burial.
Metamorphism that affects rocks over vast geographic areas stretching for thousands of square kilometers.
The alteration of existing rocks by the effects of heat and increased pressure acting together.