Chernyshev Ridge

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Chernyshev Ridge

 

an upland in the Komi ASSR and Arkhangelsk Oblast, RSFSR. The Chernyshev Ridge extends southward to the Polar Urals. It is about 300 km long and reaches an elevation of 205 m. It has a plateau-like surface and is composed of sandstones and limestones. The southern part is covered by taiga forest consisting primarily of spruce, with some larch and birch. Tundra is encountered in the northern part. The ridge was named in honor of F. N. Chernyshev.

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