Environmental Enlightenment #133
By Ami Adini - Reissued January 27, 2016
This is a SHORT, LIGHT and
SIMPLE newsletter. Its purpose is to rekindle in the initiated
terminology they have once learned, and enlighten the uninitiated on
terms they may have heard but never known the meaning of.
Orientation: Los Angeles Basin
Los Angeles Basin is the coastal sediment-filled plain located between
the peninsular and transverse ranges (see further down) in southern
California in the United States containing the central part of the city
of Los Angeles. It is approximately 35 mi (56 km) long and 15 mi (24 km)
wide, bounded by the Santa Monica Mountains, the Verdugo Mountains, and
the Santa Ana Mountains. The Palos Verdes Peninsula, formerly an
island, marks the outer edge of the basin along the coast.
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. The Peninsular ranges run predominantly north-south.
Transverse ranges are a group of mountain ranges of southern
California, part of the North American Coast Ranges that run along the
Pacific coast from Alaska to Mexico. The Transverse ranges run
predominantly east-west, while the other coast ranges tend north-south.
This is caused by a bend in the San Andreas Fault, which has pushed the
mountain ranges up around it.
|Some of the mountain and hill ranges in the Transverse Range include:
Santa Ynez Mountains
San Rafael Mountains
Sierra Madre Mountains
Santa Susana Mountains
Santa Monica Mountains
San Gabriel Mountains
San Bernardino Mountains
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