Peninsular Ranges

The Peninsular Ranges (also called the Lower California province) are a group of mountain ranges, in the Pacific Coast Ranges, which stretch 1,500 km (930 mi) from southern California in the United States to the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula; they are part of the North American Coast Ranges that run along the Pacific coast from Alaska to Mexico. Elevations range from 500 ft to 11,500 ft (150 m to 3,500 m).

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... Peninsula, including the Sierra de la Laguna Peninsular Range, was formerly an island, and evolved in relative isolation from the northern part of the peninsula and ranges ...
Santa Ana River - Geology
... for causing the uplift of the San Bernardino Mountains, part of the Transverse Ranges of Southern California ... Mountains, Puente Hills, East Orange Hills, Chino Hills, Loma Ridge, and the other mountain ranges and ridges that run northwest-southeast across the lower section of ... While the larger San Andreas Fault allowed the Transverse Ranges to rise to above 10,000 feet (3,000 m) in many places, the Peninsular Ranges are only about half that height ...
Geography Of Southern California - Peninsular Ranges - Climate
... As with the Transverse ranges, areas along the coast tend to have less temperature variation than do inland areas ... The Peninsular ranges also form a rain shadow on the Colorado Desert region of California and on much of the larger Sonora Desert ... The ranges are affected by the marine layer that provides cooling temperatures and fog, and rainfall varies seasonally with tropical storm activity ...
Geography Of California - Southern California - Peninsular Ranges
... The southernmost mountains of California are the Peninsular Ranges, which are East of San Diego and continue into Baja California (Mexico) in the Sierra San Pedro Martir ... The Peninsular Ranges contain the Laguna Mountains, the San Jacinto Mountains, the Santa Rosa Mountains, the Santa Ana Mountains and the Palomar Mountain Range, notable for its ...

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