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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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.
Iberian and Roman settlement in Eastern Sierra Morena: Burgalimar castle (Banos de la Encina, Jaen)
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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