Alaska Range


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Alaska Range

A mountain range of south-central Alaska rising to 6,190 m (20,310 ft) at Denali, the highest mountain of North America.
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Alaska Range

n
(Placename) a mountain range in S central Alaska. Highest peak: Mount McKinley, 6194 m (20 320 ft)
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Alas′ka Range`


n.
a mountain range in S Alaska. Highest peak, Mt. McKinley, 20,320 ft. (6194 m).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Alaska Range - a mountain range in south central AlaskaAlaska Range - a mountain range in south central Alaska; contains Mount McKinley
AK, Alaska, Last Frontier - a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union; "Alaska is the largest state in the United States"
Denali, Mount McKinley, Mt. McKinley, McKinley - a mountain in south central Alaska; the highest peak in North America (20,300 feet high)
North Peak - 19,370 feet high
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The southern portion consists of the northern foothills and mountains of the Alaska Range with elevations up to 4,000 m.
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The largest roost in our study area north of the Alaska Range (>500 individuals) was located at a mine in Sleetmute and observed in summer (Table 2).
But just a few hundred miles north, the Alaska Range - a mountain span that includes Denali - has little snow and open-water conditions.
The students also discussed how the southerly flow over the Alaska Range due to the cyclones in the Gulf of Alaska contributed to the warm weather.
Like a colossal molar on the jaw of the Alaska range, the peak holds a cultural gravitas for the Alaskan Koyukon Athabaskan people, who came to call it Deenaalee or "the high one' and continued to do so even after it was changed to McKinley in 1917.

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