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Combined Day/Night in Northern California: CMYK

Colorized (from MODIS and Suomi NPP images) image of Northern and Central California (the bright blogs are city lights and other lights) with a fire near Yosemite National Park. Images combined into a CMYK image.

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Combined Day/Night in Northern California: HSL

Colorized (from MODIS and Suomi NPP images) image of Northern and Central California (the bright blogs are city lights and other lights) with a fire near Yosemite National Park. Images combined into an HSL image.

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Northern and Central California with Yosemite Fire

Edited MODIS Terra image (250m/pixel) of Northern and Central California on 19 or 20 July, with a large wildfire near Yosemite National Park.

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Sierra-Nevada

The Sierra Nevada, meaning "snowy range" in Spanish, is a mountain range in the region of Andalusia in Spain. It contains the highest point of continental Spain, Mulhacén at 3,479 m.It is a popular tourist destination, as its high peaks make skiing possible in Europe's most southern ski resort in an area along the Mediterranean Sea predominantly known for its warm temperatures and abundant sunshine. At its foothills is found the city of Granada and, a little farther, Málaga and Almería.Parts of the range have been included in the Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada. The range has also been declared a biosphere reserve. The Sierra Nevada Observatory is located on the northern slopes at 2800 m.

Formation

The Sierra Nevada were formed during the Alpine Orogeny, a mountain-building event that also formed the European Alps to the east and the Atlas Mountains of northern Africa across the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The Sierra as observed today formed during the Tertiary Period (65 to 1.8 million years ago) from the collision of the African and Eurasian continental plates.

See also

  • Alpujarras
  • Geography of Spain

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References

Bibliography

  • Francisco Pérez Raya, Joaquín Molero Mesa, Francisco Valle Tendero, 1992: "Parque Natural de Sierra Nevada. Paisaje, fauna, flora, itinerarios". Ed. Rueda. Madrid. ISBN 84-7207-067-0 (spanish)
  • "Flora de la Tundra de Sierra Nevada". Pablo Prieto Fernández, Ed. Universidad de Granada. ISBN ISBN 84-60018105 (spanish)
  • "Sierra Nevada: Guía de Montaña". Aurelio del Castillo y Antonio del Castillo. Ed. Penibética, 2003. ISBN 84-932022-3-1 (spanish)