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Great Central Valley Between Coast and Sierra Nevada Ranges, USA

October 5th, 2010 Category: Mountains

USA - August 27th, 2010

This orthorectified image shows the Great Central Valley of California, bounded by mountains.  In the thumbnail image, only the Coast Ranges are visible (left), however, the Sierra Nevada can be seen at the top of the full image.

Between the two ranges lies the valley, a vast agricultural area. Many rectangular fields can be seen creating a patchwork pattern across the landscape. Cities and towns appear as small white dots amidst the fields.

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