Sierra Morena


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Sierra Morena

(syā`rä mōrā`nä), mountain range, SW Spain, extending c.375 mi (600 km) eastward along the southern edge of the Meseta (central plateau) from the Portuguese border to the Sierra de Alcaraz. Its highest peak is Bañuelo (c.4,340 ft/1,320 m). Partly forested with oak and chestnut trees, the range is also rich in a great variety of minerals, including copper, lead, and coal. The Sierra Morena is crossed by highways and railroads built to take the minerals out of the region. The Despeñaperros Pass is the main route through the mountains, linking Castile and Andalusia.

Sierra Morena

 

mountains in southern Spain that form the southern edge of the Meseta Plateau. The range is about 400 km long and rises to a maximum elevation of 1,299 m. The mountains, composed mainly of crystalline rock, have plateau-like watersheds. The southern slopes drop sharply to the valley of the Guadalquivir River and are dissected by its tributaries. There are evergreen shrubs and broad-leaved forests of oak, beech, and chestnut. The range has deposits of copper pyrites in Minas de Ríotinto and Tarsis and of lead and zinc ores in La Carolina and Linares.

Sierra Morena

a mountain range in SW Spain, between the Guadiana and Guadalquivir Rivers. Highest peak: Estrella, 1299 m (4262 ft.)
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So, in the present study, the temporal dynamics of the land use/cover as dehesa was estimated for the last 50 years, through a diachronic study carried out in Sierra Norte de Sevilla Natural Park (Dehesas de Sierra Morena Biophere Reserve, Spain).
Viral hemorrhagic disease (VHD) and myxomatosis have slashed rabbit numbers within the Sierra Morena, and for those rabbits that survive, the lynx are not the only ones who prey upon them.
However, the highest [SIGMA]REE concentrations and chondrite-normalized REE patterns enriched in LREE found in sediments from S4 site basal levels can be associated to materials coming from soil formation in the Sierra Morena Paleozoic source area (made of metamorphic and plutonic rocks) transported to the alluvial deposits by the Guadalimar River.
En lineas generales, parte de la investigacion destaca que el lugar elegido por Escipion para <<fundar>> Italica estaba estrategicamente situado con respecto a Sierra Morena y sus distritos mineros y que se tuvieron en cuenta sus posibilidades como embarcadero de la produccion minera del distrito argento-cuprifero de Sierra Morena occidental y como lugar garante de la seguridad de su exportacion a Roma (50).
(1) In 1767, Olavide was entrusted with the Sierra Morena settlement project, a socio-economic blueprint potentially applicable to the whole of Spain (Anes, Informes xvii).
En la aventura en la Sierra Morena don Quijote quiere escribir la carta a Dulcinea "en un librillo de memorias que tenemos", pero, como se ha omitido la historia de Cardenio, el lector no sabe que el tal librillo estaba en la maleta de este que hallaron en el bosque.
En los capitulos que componen el pasaje de la Sierra Morena se evidencian tambien las diferencias considerables.
Este trabajo busco evaluar la presencia, tipo y cantidad de microorganismos contaminantes en algunas de las principales medicinas tradicionales de administracion oral, producidas en el laboratorio etnofarmacologico Sierra Morena del resguardo indigena de Guambia Cauca.
Iberian and Roman settlement in Eastern Sierra Morena: Burgalimar castle (Banos de la Encina, Jaen)
El clima de la zona es mediterraneo y la situacion geografica de la comarca, al norte de la Depresion del Guadalquivir y en pleno sector central de Sierra Morena, acentua la continentalidad.
La especie habia sido citada fundamentalmente en la mitad meridional de la Peninsula Iberica y en especial en las Cordilleras Beticas y en Sierra Morena (Cebolla & Rivas Ponce 1990, Garcia Rio 1999).
seropositive Cantabrico Occidental 3 122 21 Cantabrico Oriental 1 29 0 Sistema Central 1 16 0 Montes de Toledo 7 366 19 Valle del Guadiana 2 86 22 Sierra Morena 4 203 15 Donana 3 70 22 Cadiz ([dagger]) 1 50 1 Navarra ([dagger]) 1 26 1 Total 23 968 101 Region Prevalence, % (95% CI) RT-PCR Cantabrico Occidental 17.2 (11.4-24.9) 2/14 Cantabrico Oriental 0.0 (0.0-11.5) 0 Sistema Central 0.0 (0.0-20.8) 0 Montes de Toledo 5.2 (3.2-8.0) 2/18 Valle del Guadiana 25.6 (17.3-35.9) 5/13 Sierra Morena 7.4 (4.3-11.9) 1/14 Donana 31.4 (21.3-43.5) 1/21 Cadiz ([dagger]) 2.0 (0.1-10.6) 0 Navarra ([dagger]) 3.8 (0.2-18.8) 0 Total 10.4 (8.62-12.53) 11/81 * Ig, immunoglobulin; HEV, hepatitis E virus; CI, confidence interval; RT-PCR, reverse transcription-PCR.

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