Death Valley

Death Valley, California
Death Valley is a desert valley located in Eastern California, in the northern Mojave Desert bordering the Great Basin Desert.wikipedia
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Mojave Desert

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Death Valley is a desert valley located in Eastern California, in the northern Mojave Desert bordering the Great Basin Desert.
Higher elevations above 2000 ft) in the Mojave are commonly referred to as the High Desert; however, Death Valley is the lowest elevation in North America at 280 ft below sea level and is one of the Mojave Desert's more notorious places.

Highest temperature recorded on Earth

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It is one of the hottest places in the world at the height of summertime along with deserts in the Middle East.
This finding has since raised questions about the legitimacy of the current record which was measured in Death Valley.

Death Valley National Park

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Located near the border of California and Nevada, in the Great Basin, east of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Death Valley constitutes much of Death Valley National Park and is the principal feature of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve.
The park boundaries include Death Valley, the northern section of Panamint Valley, the southern section of Eureka Valley, and most of Saline Valley.

Inyo County, California

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It is located mostly in Inyo County, California.
Badwater Basin, in Death Valley, the lowest point in North America

Eastern California

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Death Valley is a desert valley located in Eastern California, in the northern Mojave Desert bordering the Great Basin Desert.
Indeed, the hottest and lowest area in North America lies in Eastern California: Death Valley.

Lake Manly

According to current geological consensus, at various times during the middle of the Pleistocene era, which ended roughly 10,000–12,000 years ago, an inland lake referred to as Lake Manly formed in Death Valley.
Lake Manly was a pluvial lake in Death Valley, California, covering much of Death Valley with a surface area of 1600 km2 during the so-called "Blackwelder stand".

Amargosa Range

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It runs from north to south between the Amargosa Range on the east and the Panamint Range on the west; the Grapevine Mountains and the Owlshead Mountains form its northern and southern boundaries, respectively.
The 110 mi range runs along most of the eastern side of California's Death Valley, separating it from Nevada's Amargosa Desert.

Amargosa River

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Furnace Creek and the Amargosa River flow through the valley but eventually disappear into the sands of the valley floor.
It drains a high desert region, the Amargosa Valley in the Amargosa Desert northwest of Las Vegas, into the Mojave Desert, and finally into Death Valley where it disappears into the ground aquifer.

Panamint Range

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It runs from north to south between the Amargosa Range on the east and the Panamint Range on the west; the Grapevine Mountains and the Owlshead Mountains form its northern and southern boundaries, respectively.
The range runs north-south for approximately 100 mi through Inyo County, forming the western wall of Death Valley and separating it from the Panamint Valley to the west.

Walker Lane

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It lies at the southern end of a geological trough known as Walker Lane, which runs north to Oregon.
The Walker Lane is a geologic trough roughly aligned with the California/Nevada border southward to where Death Valley intersects the Garlock Fault, a major left lateral, or sinistral, strike-slip fault.

Desert climate

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Death Valley has a subtropical, hot desert climate (Köppen: BWh), with long, extremely hot summers and short, mild winters, as well as little rainfall.
The official weather station in Death Valley, United States reports only 60 mm (2.3 inches) annually, and in one period between 1931 and 1934 (40 months) only 16 mm (0.64 inches) of rainfall was measured.

Furnace Creek, California

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This point is 84.6 mi east-southeast of Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States, with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m). Death Valley's Furnace Creek holds the record for the highest reliably recorded air temperature on Earth at 134 °F (56.7 °C) on July 10, 1913, as well as the highest recorded natural ground surface temperature on Earth at 201 °F (93.9 °C) on July 15, 1972.
Furnace Creek was formerly the center of Death Valley mining and operations for the Pacific Coast Borax Company and the historic 20 Mule Teams hauling wagon trains of borax across the Mojave Desert.

Badwater Basin

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Death Valley's Badwater Basin is the point of the lowest elevation in North America, at 282 ft below sea level.
Badwater Basin is an endorheic basin in Death Valley National Park, Death Valley, Inyo County, California, noted as the lowest point in North America, with a depth of 282 ft below sea level.

Owlshead Mountains

It runs from north to south between the Amargosa Range on the east and the Panamint Range on the west; the Grapevine Mountains and the Owlshead Mountains form its northern and southern boundaries, respectively.
The range lies in the Mojave Desert, north of the Granite Mountains and the Avawatz Mountains, south of the Black Mountains forming the bottom of Death Valley.

Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve

Mojave and Colorado Deserts
Located near the border of California and Nevada, in the Great Basin, east of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Death Valley constitutes much of Death Valley National Park and is the principal feature of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve.
A principal feature is Death Valley.

Timbisha language

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It was called in the Timbisha language maahunu, whose meaning is uncertain, although it is known that hunu means "canyon".
Timbisha (Tümpisa; also called Panamint or Koso) is the language of the Native American people who have inhabited the region in and around Death Valley, California, and the southern Owens Valley since late prehistoric times.

Köppen climate classification

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Death Valley has a subtropical, hot desert climate (Köppen: BWh), with long, extremely hot summers and short, mild winters, as well as little rainfall.
Death Valley, California, United States (BWh), location of the hottest air temperature ever recorded on Earth.

Scotty's Castle

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Another village was in Grapevine Canyon near the present site of Scotty's Castle.
Scotty's Castle (also known as Death Valley Ranch) is a two-story Mission Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival style villa located in the Grapevine Mountains of northern Death Valley in Death Valley National Park, California, US. "Scotty's Castle" is named for gold prospector Walter E. Scott, although Scott never owned it, nor is it an actual castle.

Harmony Borax Works

Harmony Borax Works
The Harmony Borax Works is located in Death Valley at Furnace Creek Springs, then called Greenland.

Dante's View

Dante's View
Dante's View is a viewpoint terrace at 1669 m height, on the north side of Coffin Peak, along the crest of the Black Mountains, overlooking Death Valley.

Twenty-mule team

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In the 1880s, borax was discovered and extracted by mule-drawn wagons.
Twenty-mule teams were teams of eighteen mules and two horses attached to large wagons that transported borax out of Death Valley from 1883 to 1889.

Graben

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Death Valley is an excellent example of a graben, or a downdropped block of land between two mountain ranges.
Basin and Range Province of southwestern North America is an example of multiple horst/graben structures, including Death Valley, with Salt Lake Valley being the easternmost and Owens Valley being the westernmost.

Racetrack Playa

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Racetrack Playa, a large dry lakebed within the Valley
It is located above the northwestern side of Death Valley, in Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, California, U.S..

Stovepipe Wells, California

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Stovepipe Wells
Stovepipe Wells is a small way-station in the northern part of Death Valley, in unincorporated community Inyo County, California.

Rain shadow

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Four major mountain ranges lie between Death Valley and the ocean, each one adding to an increasingly drier rain shadow effect, and in 1929, 1953, and 1989, no rain was recorded for the whole year.
The Death Valley in the United States, behind both the Pacific Coast Ranges of California and the Sierra Nevada range, is the driest place in North America and one of the driest places on the planet. This is also due to its location well below sea level which tends to cause high pressure and dry conditions to dominate due to the greater weight of the atmosphere above.