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  AllRefer.com - Coast Ranges, United States (U.S. Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Coast Ranges, series of mountain ranges along the Pacific coast of North America, extending from SE Alaska to Baja California; from 2,000 to 20,000 ft (610–6,100 m) high.
in Washington; the Coast Ranges in Oregon; the Klamath Mts., Coast Ranges, and Los Angeles Ranges in California; and the Peninsular Range in Baja California.
The Coast Ranges are rugged, geologically young mountains formed by faulting and folding and are composed mainly of granitic rock; the northern third is glaciated.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/CoastRan.html   (245 words)

  
 Pacific Coast Ranges - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pacific Coast Ranges are the series of mountain ranges that stretch along west coast of North America from Alaska to Mexico.
The character of the ranges varies considerably, from the record-setting tidewater glaciers in the ranges of Alaska, to the low but rugged and scrub-covered hills of southern California, but the entire coast is consistent in dropping steeply into the sea, often resulting in photogenic views.
From the vicinity of San Francisco Bay north, it is common for humid air masses from the Gulf of Alaska to make landfall in one of the Coast Ranges, resulting in heavy precipitation, both as rain and snow, especially on their western slopes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coast_Ranges   (216 words)

  
 Coast Ranges. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Coast Ranges, series of mountain ranges along the Pacific coast of N. Amer.
in Wash.; the Coast Ranges in Oregon; the Klamath Mts., Coast Ranges, and Los Angeles Ranges in Calif.; and the Peninsular Range in Baja Calif. The Coast Ranges are rugged, geologically young mts.
N of San Francisco the ranges are humid and thickly forested; the S parts are dry and covered with brush and grass.
www.bartleby.com /69/13/C08813.html   (171 words)

  
 California Geomorph Regions.doc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The province is bound indefinitely by the Cascade Range on the west and the Basin and Range on the east and south.
The Coast Ranges are composed of thick late Mesozoic and Cenozoic sedimentary strata.
The northern boundary of the Mojave is separated from the prominent Basin and Ranges by the eastern extension of the Garlock Fault.
geogdata.csun.edu /geogcourses/ca_landform_regions.html   (1186 words)

  
 Chapter 25-Ecological Subregions of the United States
Coast Range homesteaders also cleared the forest and introduced new plant and tree species, thus creating environmental "patches" or niches that are important today for big game forage, wildlife diversity, and recreation.
Precipitation ranges from 20 to 120 in (500 to 3,040 mm), occurring mostly as rain and snow in fall, winter, and spring.
Temperature ranges from 30 to 52 oF (-1 to 11 oC).
www.fs.fed.us /land/pubs/ecoregions/ch25.html   (3905 words)

  
 Pacific Coast Ranges|coastal mountain ranges Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A '''coast''' is that part of an island or continent that borders an ocean, gulf, sea, or large lake.
In geology and geography, the coast extends inland from the shoreline.
The coast, especially for isolated nations such as the United Kingdom or the United States is often a crucial defensive frontier, both for warding off armies but also smugglers and illegal migrants.
www.echostatic.com /Pacific_Coast_Ranges|coastal_mountain_ranges.html   (457 words)

  
 Coast Ranges --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
The Coast Ranges are separated from the higher mountains of the Cascade Range and the Sierra...
On the west the Coast Ranges slope down to the Pacific Ocean; on the east, to the Central Valley.
This region encompasses the coast of the Pacific Ocean and ranges from tropical islands to the freezing temperatures.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9002548?tocId=9002548   (1043 words)

  
 The California Coast Ranges
In the north Coast Range the fog drip is responsible for the Coastal Redwoods.
Vegetation of the Coast Ranges is Oak Woodland or Foothill Woodland.
Precipitation increased in the northern Coast Ranges, in Mendocino and Humboldt counties.
www.sonoma.edu /users/c/cannon/bio314chapter7coastranges.html   (6801 words)

  
 USGS San Joaquin-Tulare Basins NAWQA, Study Unit Description
The Sierra Nevada is predominantly forested land, and the Coast Ranges and the foothills of the Sierra Nevada are predominantly rangeland.
The San Joaquin Valley is a monotonously flat structural basin bounded by the Sierra Nevada to the east, the Coast Ranges to the west, the Tehachapi Mountains to the south, and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the north.
The eastern slopes of the Coast Ranges and the valley are in the rain shadow of the Coast Ranges.
ca.water.usgs.gov /sanj/sanj.html   (1073 words)

  
 Peninsular Ranges - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Peninsular Ranges are a group of mountain ranges which stretch 1500 km (900 miles) from southern California in the United States to the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula; they are part of the North American Coast Ranges that run along the Pacific coast from Alaska to Mexico.
On the coast side of the ranges, the California chaparral and woodlands ecoregion covers the northern portion of the range, in southern California and northern Baja California.
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, on the eastern side of the Peninsular Ranges in San Diego County, is famous for its springtime profusion of Sonoran Desert wildflowers.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peninsular_Ranges   (432 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - California
The Transverse Ranges, so named because they run transverse or perpendicular (west to east) to the north-south oriented Coast Ranges, extend from Point Conception, on the coast, roughly eastward to the Mojave Desert.
The Basin and Range province is an arid area of mountain ranges, basins, and deserts.
The rivers of the Coast Ranges in California are relatively short, except for the 400-km (250-mi) long Klamath River, which rises in Oregon and flows through northwestern California.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/refarticle.aspx?refid=761561899   (1887 words)

  
 Coast Ranges: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Coast Ranges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Coast Ranges are the series of mountain ranges that stretch along west coast of North America from Alaska to Mexico.
There are a handful of coastal plains at the mouths of rivers that have punched through the mountains, most notably at the Fraser River, (Hoquiam?), Columbia River, and the Sacramento River, the last creating San Francisco Bay.
From the vicinity of San Francisco Bay north, it is common for humid air masses from the Gulf of Alaska[?] to make landfall in one of the Coast Ranges, resulting in heavy precipitation, both as rain and snow, especially on their western sides.
www.encyclopedian.com /co/Coast-Ranges.html   (189 words)

  
 Transverse Ranges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Transverse ranges are a group of mountain ranges southern California part of the North American Coast Ranges that run along the Pacific coast from Alaska to Mexico.
A number of densely populated coastal plains interior valleys lie between the mountain ranges the Oxnard Plain of coastal Ventura County the Santa Clarita Valley north of Angeles the San Fernando Valley which is mostly included in the of Los Angeles.
The ranges are part of California chaparral and woodlands ecoregion but the eastern ends of the touch two desert ecoregions the Mojave desert ecoregion and the Sonoran desert ecoregion includes the California's low deserts.
www.freeglossary.com /Transverse_Ranges   (576 words)

  
 California's Coastal Mountains
The northwest-trending Coast Ranges, the largest of the state's geomorphic provinces, rises abruptly from the shore in northern Humboldt County and extend 400 miles south to the Santa Ynez River in Santa Barbara County.
South of the Klamath Mountains, the Coast Ranges lie close to the continent's edge, from Humboldt County to San Francisco Bay, forming a series of low mountains paralleling the coast.
Conifers--redwood and Douglas-fir--cloak the windward slops of the Klamath Mountains and the northern Coast Ranges.
ceres.ca.gov /ceres/calweb/coastal/mountains.html   (1013 words)

  
 Pacific Coast Ranges - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There are a handful of coastal plains at the mouths of rivers that have punched through the mountains, most notably at the Fraser River in British Columbia, the Columbia River between Washington and Oregon, and the Sacramento River in California, the last creating San Francisco Bay.
New records and range extensions of shrimps (Decapoda: Penaeoidea, Caridea) from the Pacific and Caribbean coasts of Costa Rica, Central America.
Birds of the Pacific Northwest Mountains: The Cascade Range, the Olympic Mountains, Vancouver Island, and the Coast Mountains
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /coast_ranges.htm   (330 words)

  
 The Yosemite Book: Chapter 2: General, by Josiah D. Whitney
The group of mountains on the western side and nearer the ocean naturally received the designation of Coast Ranges or Coast Mountains, the many subordinate ranges of which it is made up having received from the early Mexican-Spanish settlers the names of different saints, nearly exhausting the calendar.
The coast line of California, extending over ten degrees of latitude, or from near 32° to 42°, has a regular northwestern trend between the parallels of 35° and 40°, and the same regularity is found repeated in the interior features of the country between the same parallels.
As in the Coast Ranges, the general character is given to the landscape by coniferous trees and oaks, all other families being usually quite subordinate in importance, and the number of the conifers as compared with that of the oaks increasing rapidly as we ascend.
www.yosemite.ca.us /history/the_yosemite_book/chapter_2.html   (5896 words)

  
 PACIFIC COAST RANGES FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Pacific Coast Ranges are the series of mountain_ranges that stretch along west coast of North_America from Alaska to Mexico.
The character of the ranges varies considerably, from the record-setting tidewater_glaciers in the ranges of Alaska, to the low but rugged and scrub-covered hills of southern California, but the entire coast is consistent in dropping steeply into the sea, often resulting in photogenic views.
From the vicinity of San Francisco Bay north, it is common for humid air masses from the Gulf_of_Alaska to make landfall in one of the Coast Ranges, resulting in heavy precipitation, both as rain and snow, especially on their western slopes.
www.bellabuds.com /Pacific_Coast_Ranges   (175 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Coast Ranges
Coast Mountains, heavily forested mountain range of western British Columbia, Canada.
The Coast Ranges parallel the Pacific Coast in a complex series of ridges and valleys.
The only major low-lying pass through the ranges is formed by...
ca.encarta.msn.com /Coast_Ranges.html   (129 words)

  
 Coast Ranges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The character of the ranges varies from the record-setting tidewater glaciers in the ranges of Alaska to the low but rugged and hills of southern California but the entire coast is consistent dropping steeply into the sea often resulting photogenic views.
There are a handful of coastal plains the mouths of rivers that have punched the mountains most notably at the Fraser River (Hoquiam?) Columbia River and the Sacramento River the last creating San Francisco Bay.
From the vicinity of San Francisco Bay it is common for humid air masses the Gulf of Alaska to make landfall one of the Coast Ranges resulting in precipitation both as rain and snow especially on their western sides.
www.freeglossary.com /Coast_Ranges   (611 words)

  
 Otway Coast and Ranges, Victoria.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The southern Otway Ranges are very wet, receiving the highest rainfall in Victoria apart from isolated peaks in the Victorian snowfields.
Summer temperatures on the coast are mild at 20-25C (68-77F), periods of hotter temperatures do occur such as those recorded during the Ash Wednesday bushfires.
Frost is common in the ranges but not overly so on the coast, althought the coast is certainly not frost free.
home.iprimus.com.au /ozthunder/oz/otway.html   (406 words)

  
 HSU NHM: Nature of the Northcoast - Coast Ranges
The moving plate crushed and compacted the sediments until a great series of parallel ridges and valleys formed into what is now the California Coast Ranges.
Four major ridges divide the northernmost Coast Ranges -- along with the southwestern Klamath Mountains -- into parallel watersheds that feed the northwest flowing waters of the Eel River, Mad River, Redwood Creek, and the Klamath/South Fork Trinity River.
Serpentine areas, botanically and geologically fascinating, dot the easternmost peaks of the Coast Ranges.
www.humboldt.edu /~natmus/newsletter/CoastRanges   (694 words)

  
 Coast Ranges on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
series of mountain ranges along the Pacific coast of North America, extending from SE Alaska to Baja California; from 2,000 to 20,000 ft (610-6,100 m) high.
Variability in spawning frequency and reproductive development of the narrow-barred Spanish mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson) along the west coast of Australia.
Hurricane Ivan: when the Southeast was hit by the fourth storm of the season, Coast Guard units were once again called upon to restore order and repair the devastation caused by...
www.encyclopedia.com /html/c/coastr1an.asp   (444 words)

  
 Pacific Ranges
The Pacific Ranges are another grab-bag super-range that contains the north-south trending ranges on the western rim of North America.
Included are the major chains of the Coast Mountains, the Cascade Range, the Sierra Nevada, and the mountains of Baja California.
While these ranges are dissimilar in some ways to those further north, the whole complex seemed like a logical unit, guarding the western edge of the continent like a series of ramparts.
www.peakbagger.com /range.aspx?rid=12   (687 words)

  
 Seismicity 1980-86: Focal Mechanisms, Crustal Convergence
Reverse-slip focal mechanisms for offshore events 18 and 41 in central California and for event 72 in southern California suggest that the offshore crust is undergoing compression normal to the coastline throughout the length of the San Andreas fault system.
The boundary between the Coast Ranges and Great Valley is marked by reverse-slip earthquakes throughout much of its length: event 54 southeast of the Kettleman Hills, the Coalinga-Kettleman Hills sequence, event 21 near Winters east of Lake Berryessa, and event 14 west of Oroville.
The similarity in focal mechanism of event 21 near Winters to the Coalinga and Kettleman Hills main shocks suggests that the convergent process acting in the southern Coast Ranges is common to the entire eastern margin of the Coast Ranges.
www.johnmartin.com /earthquakes/eqsafs/safs_543.htm   (746 words)

  
 Wild Salmon Center > Cascadia Salmon Sanctuary Program > The Coast Ranges
Large areas of the Tillamook forest in the Coast Range of Oregon were burned in the Tillamook Burn of 1933 and in subsequent years.
The priority watersheds for salmonids in the Coast Range include the Nehalem, Salmonberry, Kilchis, Trask and Wilson rivers.
The greatest threat to salmon watersheds in Oregon's Coast Range is logging.
www.wildsalmoncenter.org /watershed-coast.php   (738 words)

  
 Coast Ranges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The character of the ranges variesconsiderably, from the record-setting tidewater glaciers in theranges of Alaska, to the low but rugged and scrub -covered hills of southern California, but the entire coast isconsistent in dropping steeply into the sea, often resulting in photogenic views.
There are a handful of coastal plains at the mouths of rivers that have punched through the mountains, most notably at the Fraser River, (Hoquiam?), Columbia River, and the Sacramento River, thelast creating San Francisco Bay.
From the vicinity of San Francisco Bay north, it is common for humid air masses from the Gulf of Alaska to make landfall inone of the Coast Ranges, resulting in heavy precipitation, both as rain and snow, especially on their western sides.
www.therfcc.org /coast-ranges-21763.html   (179 words)

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