Death Valley is a desert valley sets in Eastern California. Situated within the Mojave Desert, it is the lowest and driest area in North America.
Death Valley is a desert valley sets in Eastern California. Situated within the Mojave Desert, it is the lowest and driest area in North America. Death Valley have the record for the highest recorded air temperature on Earth, at 134 °F (57 °C).Death Valley’s Badwater Basin is the point of the lowest elevation in North America at 282 feet (86 m) below sea level. This point is 84.6 miles (136.2 km) east-southeast of Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous USA, with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m).Death Valley‘s Furnace Creek have the record for the highest reliably reported air temperature on Earth, 134 °F (56.7 °C) on July ten, 1913.
Death Valley Geology
Death Valley is one of the great geological examples of a basin and range configuration. It sets at the southern end of a geological trough known as Walker Lane, which runs north into Oregon. The valley is bisected by a right lateral strike slip fault system, represented by the Death Valley Fault and the Furnace Creek Fault. The eastern end of the left lateral Garlock Fault intersects the Death Valley Fault. Furnace Creek and the Amargosa River flow through the valley but eventually vanish into the sands of the valley floor.
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