Sierra Nevada (AS)

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Sierra Nevada

The Sierra's Mills Creek cirque (center) is on the west side of the Sierra Crest, south of Mono Lake (top, blue).
Highest point
Peak Mount Whitney
Elevation 14.505 kaki (4,421 m) [1]
Coordinates 36°34′43″LU 118°17′31″BB / 36,578580925°LU 118,29199495°BB / 36.578580925; -118.291994950
Dimensions
Length 400 mil (640 km) north-south from Fredonyer Pass to Tehachapi Pass[2]
Width 65 mil (105 km) [3]
Area 24.370 mil² (63,100 km2) [4]
Naming
Etymology 1777: Spanish for "snowy mountain range"
Nickname the Sierra, the High Sierra, the Sierras, Range of Light (1894, John Muir)[5]
Geography
Sierra Nevada map.png
Position of Sierra Nevada inside California
Country United States
States California and Nevada
Range coordinates 37°44′LU 119°34′BB / 37,73°LU 119,57°BB / 37.73; -119.57Koordinat: 37°44′LU 119°34′BB / 37,73°LU 119,57°BB / 37.73; -119.57
Geology
Period Mesozoic
Type of rock batholith and igneous

Sierra Nevada ( /siˈɛrə nɪˈvɑːdə/ atau /nɪˈvædə/, bahasa Spanyol: [ˈsjera neˈβaða], snowy mountain range[6]) merupakan sebuah barisan pegunungan yang kebanyakan terdapat di California timur. Barisan ini juga dikenal sebagai Sierra.

Little Lakes Valley di atas Toms Place, California

Referensi[sunting | sunting sumber]

  1. ^ "Mount Whitney". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/ds_mark.prl?PidBox=GT1811.
  2. ^ "Sierra Nevada". Ecological Subregions of California. United States Forest Service. Diarsipkan dari aslinya tanggal 2010-12-05. 
  3. ^ "Sierra Nevada". SummitPost.org. Diakses 2010-05-29. 
  4. ^ Kesalahan pengutipan: Tag <ref> tidak sah; tidak ditemukan teks untuk ref bernama gap
  5. ^ Muir, John (1894). "Chapter 1: The Sierra Nevada". The Mountains of California. Diakses 2010-05-29. 
  6. ^ Carlson, Helen S. (1976). Nevada Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary. University of Nevada Press. hlm. 215. ISBN 978-0-87417-094-8.