Cambrians


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Cambrians: Cambrian Mountains

Cambrians

 

(also Wales Massif), mountains in Great Britain which occupy most of the peninsula of Wales. Length, approximately 150 km; elevation, to 1,085 m (Mount Snowdon). They are primarily composed of shale, limestone, and sandstone. Broad, deep river valleys divide the Cambrian Mountains into a series of plateaus above which rise individual ridges with mountain-glacial topography. There is a dense river network and numerous small lakes. At altitudes of 400–600 m there are broad-leaved forests of oak, beech, and ash; at higher altitudes there are heaths and peat wastelands. Cambrian deposits were first described in the these mountains.

References in periodicals archive ?
HILL farmers fear moves to "re-wild" the Cambrian Mountains would be akin to the herding of native Americans onto reserves to satisfy a "romantic whim".
This is rejected by the FUW report, "The Role of Grazing Animals and Agriculture in the Cambrian Mountains".
And yet the Cambrian mountains have fallen into "a tourism black hole", it is claimed.
He told the Western Mail, "The Cambrian Mountains have been something of a black hole that people tend to drive through to get to other places in Wales.
The group's chairman Richard Tyler said: "The Cambrian Mountains have been something of a black hole that people tend to drive through to get to other areas of Wales.
The Countryside Council for Wales (CCW), which is responsible for designating AONBs, said it had been in talks with the Cambrian Mountains Society for some time on the matter.
Cambrian Systems' OPTera is a survivable metropolitan DWDM transport system delivering 32 protected wavelengths or channels for a total capacity scalable to 80 gigabits per second over a single strand of fiber.
Cambrian Systems Corporation - Where Bandwidth Means Business.
Cambrian believes the value of DWDM will be greatly enhanced for our customers through coordinated and tested interoperability.
VPG chose to collaborate with Cambrian on this demonstration because OPTera represents the most reliable and efficient transport solution for metropolitan areas over a single fiber infrastructure.
Cambrian will be demonstrating their DWDM solution at the Newbridge Networks booth at the Association for Local Telecommunicators Services ALTS '97 Convention, Nov.