Re: Mountains

From: Don Winterstein <dfwinterstein@msn.com>
Date: Tue Apr 12 2005 - 03:35:46 EDT

>"The [Tibetan] Plateau is...higher than the highest point in the continental US - Mt. McKinley."
"...The Tibetan Plateau...is an area almost big as Europe with an average elevation of 4000 m (13100 ft)."<

Odd handful of USA mountain facts: Mt. McKinley (AK) exceeds 20000 ft. Mt. Whitney (CA), Mt. Shasta (CA) and Mt. Rainier (WA) exceed 14000 ft, as do a slew of peaks in Colorado.

Don

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  From: bpayne15@juno.com<mailto:bpayne15@juno.com>
  To: redsoxfan1977@gmail.com<mailto:redsoxfan1977@gmail.com>
  Cc: michael.andrea.r@ukonline.co.uk<mailto:michael.andrea.r@ukonline.co.uk> ; bpayne15@juno.com<mailto:bpayne15@juno.com> ; asa@calvin.edu<mailto:asa@calvin.edu>
  Sent: Monday, April 11, 2005 9:33 PM
  Subject: Re: Mountains

  Yeah, I learned about the Tibetan Plateau also while digging into a response for Michael. The Plateau is in a rain shadow from the Himalayas, and therefore gets little erosion. The Plateau is also higher than the highest point in the continental US - Mt. McKinley (I believe).

  I'm not sure I follow your statement that mountains build outwards out. As I understand it, the Tibetan Plateau was lifted vertically into its present position.

  Bill

  -- Joel Moore <redsoxfan1977@gmail.com<mailto:redsoxfan1977@gmail.com>> wrote:
  Bill, quick note about your assumptions on the Himalayas and mountain
  bulding. Mountains don't just go straight up, they also build outwards
  out. So the convergence of India and Asia has not only produced the
  Himalayan mountains, it has also produced the Tibetan Plateau, which
  is an area almost big as Europe with an average elevation of 4000 m
  (13100 ft).
Received on Tue Apr 12 03:39:46 2005

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