The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Brooks Range

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24237-8_96
Brooks Range – a mountain range in the north of Alaska, USA. It stretches from the west to the east from the coast of the Chukchi Sea to the borders of Alaska. The height is 3,048 m and is formed by limestone and crystalline schists. The peaks have a form of a kettle black, and the slopes are cliffy. The highest peaks are covered with permanent snow. There is mountain moss and lichen tundra here. In the lower area of the southern slope, there are light coniferous forests.

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