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  Aleutian Islands
The Aleutian Islands (possibly from Chukchi aliat, "island") are a chain of small islands situated in the Northern Pacific Ocean, and extending about 1200 miles westward from the extremity of the Alaskan peninsula toward the peninsula of Kamchatka.
During World War II, the Aleutian islands were the only area of the United States to be occupied by Japanese forces when Attu and Kiska[?] were invaded in order to divert American forces away from the main Japanese attack at Midway Island.
The Aleutian Islands are likely to be an important part of the National Missile Defense system proposed to defend the United States from small ballistic missile attacks.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/al/Aleutian_Islands.html   (1574 words)

  
 EPA: Federal Register: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Rule To Remove the Aleutian Canada Goose ...
The decline of the Aleutian Canada goose was primarily the result of the introduction of Arctic foxes (Alopex lagopus) and, to a lesser extent, red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) to its breeding islands for the purpose of developing a fur industry.
A discussion of the status of the Aleutian Canada goose relative to the recovery objectives follows: (1) The most recent estimate of the overall population of Aleutian Canada geese is approximately 37,000 birds (December 1999 peak spring count), nearly 5-times the population objective for delisting.
In 1992, we transported 19 captive Aleutian Canada geese to Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka, Russia to establish a captive population of geese as a nucleus for reintroduction of Aleutian Canada geese in Russia.
www.epa.gov /fedrgstr/EPA-SPECIES/2001/March/Day-20/e6894.htm   (13198 words)

  
 Alaska - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The range is characterized by the uniformity of summit levels between 5000 and 6000 ft. Continuing the Coast Range, with 180° ; I en,, 6, e-:1 � e 64' " a6 A a,.
In the Alaskan Range and the Aleutian Range there are more than a dozen live volcanoes, several of them remarkable; the latter range is composed largely of volcanic material.
Along 1 At Kodiak, the monthly means range from 28° to 55° with a total range from -10° to 82° F., as against -3° to 87° F. at Sitka; the average temperature is 40.6° F., rainfall 59 in.
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 Aleutian Range - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Aleutian Range is a major mountain range of southwest Alaska, extending from Chakachamna Lake (80 miles/130 km southwest of Anchorage) to Unimak Island, at the tip of the Alaska Peninsula.
The mainland part of the range is about 600 miles (1000 km) long; the Aleutian Islands are (geologically) a partially submerged western extension of the range that stretches for another 1,600 km (1000 mi).
The range is almost entirely roadless wilderness, and Katmai National Park and Preserve, a large national park within the range, must be reached by boat or plane.
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 CLIMATE OF ALASKA
The two longest mountain ranges are the Brooks Range which separates the Arctic region from the interior and the Alaska-Aleutian Range which extends westward along the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands, and northward about 200 miles from the Peninsula, then eastward to Canada.
TEMPERATURE – Mean annual temperatures in Alaska range from the low 40’s under the maritime influence in the south to a chilly 10 degrees a long the Arctic Slope north of the Brooks Mountain Range.
WIND – A normal storm track along the Aleutian Island chain, the Alaska Peninsula, and all of the coastal area of the Gulf of Alaska exposes these parts of the state to a large majority of the storms crossing the North Pacific, resulting in a variety of wind problems.
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The decrease of Aleutian Canada geese on Agattu Island between 1906, when they were termed the most abundant bird (Clark 1910), and 1937, [[Page 42059]] when only a few pairs were observed (Murie 1959), attests to the precipitous nature of their decline.
We have not conducted surveys recently in the central Aleutians to determine the current goose population on Chagulak Island and to evaluate the success of recent transplants and determine the number of pioneering birds to fox-free islands in the area.
The lack of growth of the Semidi Islands breeding segment of Aleutian Canada geese despite protection on the breeding and wintering grounds led to speculation that this breeding segment was inbred and lacked genetic variability.
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 Skiing the Pacific Ring of Fire and Beyond: Alaska & Northwest Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Aleutian Islands and their continuation on the mainland of the Alaska Peninsula (known as the Aleutian Range) are one of the world's major volcanic arcs, forming a chain of more than 80 stratovolcanoes stretching over 2000 miles from south-central Alaska across the North Pacific towards Russia.
The Wrangells are a volcanic range, containing several of the largest land-based shield volcanoes in the world such as Mounts Wrangell, Sanford, and Blackburn, all encased in a series of massive glaciers and icefields.
Most of this range is non-volcanic, uplifted by the same collisional forces as the Alaska Range, and it includes the 2nd and 4th highest peaks in North America, Mounts Logan and Saint Elias.
www.skimountaineer.com /ROF/Region.php?region=AlaskaCanada   (739 words)

  
 PBS - Harriman: Kristine Crossen -Aleutian Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics
A subduction zone, composed of the deep Aleutian Trench coupled with a landward line of volcanoes, creates a series of offshore islands (the Aleutians) as well as a line of volcanoes along the edge of the continent (the Aleutian Range on the Alaska Peninsula).
Aleutian volcanoes erupt sporatically, and have not been studied long enough to predict a recurrence rate.
Most Aleutian volcanoes are located in remote areas, and their eruptions thus affect few inhabitants living on their slopes (unlike volcanoes in the Phillipines, Italy or Central America).
www.pbs.org /harriman/explog/lectures/crossen1.html   (714 words)

  
 Lake and Peninsula School District
The District topography varies from the mountainous terrain of the Aleutian Range (to the east) to flat land, with a few rolling hills that rarely exceed 200 feet in elevation, and lake-dotted marshy areas.
In the Northern portion of the District are Iliamna Lake, the largest lake in Alaska, and Lake Clark, which lies among the foothills where the Alaska Range and the Aleutian Range merge.
The Aleutian Mountains upland from Ivanof Bay are characterized by steep rocky slopes, ice fields, and glaciers.
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 Topography
The Aleutian Range dominates the southern coast of the Alaska Peninsula.
Separated from the Alaska Range to the north by the broad valley of the Nenana River and from the Chugach Mountains on the south by the Matanuska Valley, lies a rugged, radial mountain range—the Talkeetna Mountains.
The lowland is bounded on the north by the Alaska Range and on the east by the Wrangell Mountains.
www.alaskool.org /resources/regional/sc_reg_pro/topog_subregions.html   (1531 words)

  
 Aleutian Range - Peakware World Mountain Encyclcopedia
The Aleutian Range is located in Southwest Alaska, and is the westernmost of the Alaska ranges.
It is the southwest continuation of the Alaska Range, and extends 600 miles northeast to southwest along the Alaska Peninsula, from Chakachamna Lake to Unimak Island.
The scenery is spectacular, boasting lakes, rivers, glaciers, waterfalls, and a coastline of plunging cliffs and inlets.
www.peakware.com /areas.html?a=300   (123 words)

  
 Alaska Knowledge
The two longest mountain ranges are the Brooks Range, which separates the Arctic region from the interior; and the Alaska- Aleutian Range, which extends westward along the Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands, and northward about 200 miles from the Peninsula, and then eastward into Canada.
Other shorter but important ranges are the Chugach Mountains, which form a rim to the central north Gulf of Alaska; and the Wrangell Mountains lying to the northeast of the Chugach Range and south of the Alaska Range.
The Alaska-Aleutian Range and the mountains bordering the Gulf of Alaska are particularly prone to this type of turbulence; however, any range of hills or mountains which may seem insignificant on a terrain map can cause severe low-level turbulence under strong low-level wind conditions.
www.alaska.faa.gov /enaafss/general_knowledge.htm   (2712 words)

  
 ALEUTIAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Aleutian Computer Solutions is the leader in providing affordable on-site computer repair services in Southern California.
We offer a wide range of computer and networking services, including emergency on-site repair service, virus removal and remediation, Spy and Ad-ware removal and home office setup.
Aleutian Computer Solutions is not only the premier Computer Repair and Networking installation company, but an integrator of traditional IT skills and business practices with developing technologies.
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 Bonanza Creek LTER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Alaska Range is glacially sculptured, and trends west and southwest 1,000 km from the Canadian border to the Aleutian Range.
The Brooks Range is the northern extension of the Rocky Mountain System which turns west as it reaches the Arctic Ocean near the Alaska-Canada border.
Part of a larger area of rolling country in central Alaska between the Brooks and Alaska Ranges (Pewe 1958), the Yukon-Tanana Uplands are a region of westward-trending highland between the Yukon and Tanana Rivers.
www.lter.uaf.edu /bnz_area.cfm   (937 words)

  
 Aleutian History
The major island groups from east to west are the Fox Islands, the Islands of the Four Mountains, and the Andreanof, Rat, and Near islands.
The Aleutian Islands form a segment of the Circum-Pacific chain of volcanoes (often called the Ring of Fire) and represent a partially submerged continuation of Alaska's Aleutian Range.
The Aleuts are native to the Aleutian Islands and western portion of the Alaska Peninsula of northwest North America.
www.hlswilliwaw.com /aleutians/Aleutians/html/aleutian-history.htm   (722 words)

  
 GEO_PLATE_V-9.HTML   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The arcuate Aleutian Ridge, convex southward, rises subaerially to average heights around 650 m along a truncated surface, but on the ridge, the Aleutian Range reaches elevations in excess of 1200 m and some volcanoes exceed 2500 m (Lathram, 1974).
The Aleutian Trench, near the top of the Benioff Zone, is deeper than 7000 m in places; in between is the seaward sloping Aleutian Terrace that bottoms around 4000 m at the trench hinge.
On the north side of the arc is the Aleutian Basin, a back-arc basin that attains depths of 3500 m in the western Bering Sea.
daac.gsfc.nasa.gov /geomorphology/GEO_3/GEO_PLATE_V-9.HTML   (767 words)

  
 Katmai NP and Aniakchak NM & Preserve: Administrative History (Chapter 1)
The thrusting peaks of the Aleutian Range dominate the eastern half of the unit.
The Aleutian Mountain zone, which ranges in width from ten to 40 miles, is located inland from the coastal zone.
On the Bristol Bay side of the Aleutian Range, the priest at the Nushagak church established a church at "Severnosky Village," at the east end of the Iliuk Arm portion of Naknek Lake.
www.nps.gov /katm/adhi/adhi1.htm   (4614 words)

  
 NPS: Nature & Science» Geology Resources Division   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Aleutian Range in KATM is a segment of the circum-pacific Ring of Fire, one of the most active volcanic belts in the world.
The structural geology of the Katmai region trends generally northeast-southwest along the Aleutian Range and lies on a slight homocline (strata having the same dip) dipping to the southeast.
The Aleutian Mountains parallel the northeasterly trend of the Alaska Peninsula across the entire area and separate the Shelikof Strait coast from the lake country surrounding Naknek, Nonvianuk, and Kukaklek lakes (Keller and Reiser, 1959).
www2.nature.nps.gov /geology/parks/katm/index.cfm   (3341 words)

  
 Aleutian Range — Infoplease.com
Aleutian Islands - Aleutian Islands, chain of rugged, volcanic islands curving c.1,200 mi (1,900 km) west from the...
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 "Sea Otter" and the Geese Endangered Species Update - Find Articles
His nickname dates back to the early 1950s, when Jones was involved in attempts to return northern sea otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni), which had been driven nearly to extinction by the fur trade, to their former Aleutian range.
So hard did these introduced predators hit the Aleutian Canada goose population that not a single bird was observed in the Aleutians between 1958 and 1902.
By 2001, the estimated population of Aleutian Canada geese reached 37,000, with birds nesting throughout most of the species' former range.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa4444/is_200404/ai_n16060217   (881 words)

  
 Grand Aleutian Dutch Harbor Fishing
The boats vary in length from 30'-43' and are licensed to carry from 6-12 passengers.
The Grand Aleutian Hotel is located in Dutch Harbor/Unalaska, which was an output for American forces during World War II.
The contrasting roof echo’s the peaks of the Aleutian Range; the roof's dormers give the hotel its inviting lodge appearance.
www.gofishingalaska.com /grand_aleutian.html   (335 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Aleutian Range, United States (U.S. Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Aleutian Range, United States (U.S. Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Aleutian Range, volcanic mountain chain, c.1,600 mi (2,600 km) long, SW Alaska, extending W from Anchorage along the Alaska Peninsula, and continuing, partly submerged as the Aleutian Islands, to Attu island.
Part of the volcanic belt that rings the Pacific Ocean, the Aleutian Range has been active in recent years, notably at Katmai (see Katmai National Park and Preserve).
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 Aleutian Islands Dutch Harbor Unalaska   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Day 2: The Aleutian Run; Early this evening you will board the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry for your scenic adventure through the Aleutian Islands.
Unalaska is the largest community on the Aleutians with over 4,000 residents.
One-way airfare from Anchorage to Kodiak and Unalaska to Anchorage; Passenger and cabin accommodations on the Alaska Marine Highway System from Kodiak to Unalaska; City tours in Kodiak and Dutch Harbor/ Unalaska; detailed travel itinerary; all taxes.
www.alaskatours.com /wildlife/wildlife/Aleutian_Ferry.htm   (425 words)

  
 Aleutian Arc Tectonics: Unga Island, Alaska
It is 100km away from the Aleutian trench and is considered to be part of the Aleutian volcanic forearc.
The rocks that make-up the Alaska Peninsula are primarily arc-related, volcanic and plutonic rocks and shallow marine and continental sedimentary rocks that range from Paleozoic to Holocene in age.
This northwesterly shift was the impetus for volcanism on the Alaska Peninsula and inner Shumagin Islands.
www.emporia.edu /earthsci/student/schmidt3/unga.html   (2516 words)

  
 2001 Federal Register, 66 FR 15643; Centralized Library: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Rule To Remove the Aleutian Canada Goose From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
Our proposed rule to delist the Aleutian Canada goose was published August 3, 1999 (64 FR Summary of Current Status Since the subspecies was reclassified from endangered to threatened in 1990, the overall population of Aleutian Canada geese has sustained a strong increase in numbers.
The refuge has 6,108 acres, but only 1,607 acres are suitable for Aleutian Canada geese.
www.fws.gov /policy/library/66fr15643.html   (13186 words)

  
 West Coast Chitons
Range: Aleutian Islands, Sitka, Alaska to San Pedro, California
Range: Artic Ocean and Bering Sea to Pribilof & Hagemeister Islands (Pacific).
Range: Bering Island to Japan in Western Pacific.
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 Aleutian Range - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Aleutian Range - Search Results - MSN Encarta
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