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sierra

a range of mountains with jagged peaks, esp in Spain or America

sierra

[sē′er·ə]
(geography)
A high range of hills or mountains with irregular peaks that give a sawtooth profile.

Sierra

(company, games)
(Or "Sierra On-Line") A computer game developer founded in the early 1980s by Ken and Roberta Willams in the small mountain town of Oakhurst California. Sierra was named after the local mountian range, 15 miles from the famous Yosemite National Park.

In 1997 Sierra was purchased by CUC and its main office is now in Seattle, WA, USA.

Products include Kings Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest, Quest for Glory, Robin Hood, Phantasmagoria, Leisure Suit Larry, Eco Quest and many more.

http://sierra.com /.

Sierra

Version 10.12 of the Mac operating system. Introduced in 2016, Sierra was officially rebranded macOS Sierra and not OS X Sierra (the OS X moniker was used by Apple for 17 years). Sierra is not supported on older Macs, although it may run depending on the model. The official support is for Mac computers built in 2010 or later, except MacBooks and iMacs, which can be 2009 or later.

More Integration of Mobile Features
Siri is integrated into Sierra, and an Apple smartwatch can be used to unlock the machine. iCloud files can be accessed via the Mac as well as mobile devices, and user files are uploaded to iCloud if local storage becomes insufficient. The Photos and iTunes apps have been enhanced. For better support of solid state drives, a new file system is used in Sierra (see APFS). Picture-in-picture allows a video to appear over a full-screen application, and the clipboard can be shared across other Macs in the network. See Mac OS X and High Sierra.
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At the ecotones of Sierran forests and shrub steppe in the Great Basin, Artemisia tridentata outcompetes ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) for water but acts a nurse plant for pinyon pine, a species that has leaf-level physiological characteristics and nutrient requirements similar to those of ponderosa pine (Callaway et al.
Prior to that, white settlers had smothered fire's natural role in the Sierran forests by moving in huge herds of sheep for grazing.
Most fire researchers believe such severe fires generally did not occur in the Sierran mixed-conifer forests until white settlers unwittingly altered the ecosystem.
From the fork, Sierran granite gives way to sharp, almost eerie outcrops of reddish-black agglomerate--mainly erupted mudflow breccias.
Collaborator: Sierran Biodiversity Institute and Yuba Watershed Institute (YWI)
Sierran Biodiversity Institute will share technical resources and assist with research, planning and evaluation.