cordilleran


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cor·dil·le·ran

 (kôr′dl-yâr′ən, kôr-dĭl′ər-ən)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a cordillera.
2. Cordilleran Of or relating to an ice sheet that covered most of northwestern North America west of the Rocky Mountains during the Pleistocene Epoch and that melted between 15,000 and 10,000 years ago.
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Amores, an Oxford-trained social anthropologist, said the exhibit would be a good introduction to Cordilleran culture.
With the province of Ilocos Norte booming in terms of tourism, Governor Marcos proposed synergy within the sector, "We should combine the classical tour of the north - of Baguio, the rice terraces, and the colonial lowlands of Ilocos Norte," saying that Ilocos Norte's sand dunes would be an ideal backup to the Cordilleran mountains.
An equally inspiring story radiate in the Cordilleras, where a member of the Cordilleran indigenous people is helping his community while trying to save the environment at the same time.
Summary: Washington DC [USA], November 10 (ANI): A new study shows that global warming has reduced the mass of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet by half in as little as 500 years, indicating the Greenland Ice Sheet could face a similar fate.
Reporting on the Sierra Nevada batholith, Idaho-Montana, and the Cascades-Coast plutonic complex, they discuss Salinia, the mid-Cretaceous Oregonian event, cordilleran ribbon continent and westerly subduction, Sevier fold-and-thrust, Sevier hinterland, and the Laramide event.
On Tuesday, more than 100 Cordilleran leaders showed force and unity to push for the concerns of the region primarily its pursuit for an autonomous region.
Dominant vegetation types are pure or mixed forests of conifers like cordilleran cypress (Austrocedrus chilensis, Fam.
The Cordilleran region in the west basin is mountainous, the central Interior Plains are relatively flat, and the eastern region in the Canadian Shield has undulating topography (Fig.
Then, about 15,000 to 14,000 years ago, two retreating glaciers (the Laurentide and Cordilleran ice sheets) opened up a corridor to the rest of the continent.
About 14,500 years ago, a 1,500-kilometer (900-mile) north-south corridor opened up between the Cordilleran ice sheet - which covered roughly what is today the Canadian province of British Colombia - and the much larger Laurentide ice sheet, which smothered the rest of Canada.
This type of pouch was usually beaded on both sides, and this one appears to be of probable Canadian Cordilleran origin and of Cree inspiration.
Incremental assembly and prolonged consolidation of Cordilleran magma chambers: evidence from the Southern Rocky Mountain volcanic field.