Patagonian Andes

Patagonian Andes

 

the southern section of the Andes in South America, in Chile and Argentina, south of 39° S lat. With average elevations of 2,000–3,000 m, the mountains rise to a maximum elevation of 4,035 m. There is a great deal of seismic and volcanic activity in the northern part, where volcanoes include the Llaima, Osorno, and Corcovado. The climate is temperate, cool, and very moist, with up to 5,000 mm precipitation annually. There is glaciation, including the two “Patagonian shields,” whose total area is about 20,000 sq km. There are also many large terminal glacial lakes, including Llanquihue and Nahuel Huapí. Evergreen coniferous forests grow in the northern part. The forests on the western slopes contain primarily deciduous beeches; those on the drier eastern slopes are mixed.

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Rhys has raised more than PS250,000 for charity in the walks - this years money is still being collected - and next year hopes to lead a walk into the Patagonian Andes.
The results of the research, carried out on the Patagonian Andes, came as a surprise.
However in very cold climates such as the Patagonian Andes, rather than scraping away the surface of the mountain, the team found that glaciers protect the mountain top and sides from erosion.
Interactive effects of basin features and land-use change on macroinvertebrate communities of headwater streams in the Patagonian Andes.
SIR - As one of the 40 participants in next week's sponsored trek over the Patagonian Andes for Mencap Cymru, may I be allowed to thank those who have helped us raise funds for a very worthy cause.
Metamorphic P-T conditions of Late Jurassic rhyolites in the Magallanes fold and thrust belt, Patagonian Andes, Chile
1998), the confirmed current distribution for huemul extended along the Patagonian Andes and the southern coastal areas of the Pacific Ocean.
WHILE on holiday recently in South America, I visited the ski resort of San Carlos de Bariloche, high in the Patagonian Andes in Argentina.
Rising in the distance, past bends and turns, we catch a glimpse of that giant peak, at over 11,350 feet, the highest in the Patagonian Andes.
But the origin of the genus could have been even more southern, for the Patagonian Andes are an older formation than Andean cordilleras to their north (Taylor, 1991) and may ha ve exerted an appreciable rain-shadow effect on the North Patagonian massif since the Miocene, as fossil evidence suggests (Pascual, 1984; Pascual & Ortiz J.
Instead of being at our intended destination of Jujuy on the border with Bolivia and in the sub-tropics, we were above the town of San Carlos de Bariloche in the Patagonian Andes.