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« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2009, 01:12:10 am »

The Anti-Atlas extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the southwest of Morocco toward the northeast to the heights of Ouarzazate and further east to the city of Tafilalt (altogether a distance of approximately 500 kilometres/310 miles). In the south it borders the Sahara. The easternmost point of the anti-Atlas is the Djebel Sarhro mountains and its eastern boundary is set by sections of the High Atlas range.
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« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2009, 01:12:40 am »

The Saharan Atlas of Algeria is the eastern portion of the Atlas mountain range. Not as high as the Grand Atlas they are far more imposing than the Tell Atlas range that runs to the north of them and closer to the coast. The tallest peak in the range is the 2,236 m (7,340 ft) high Djebel Aissa. They mark the northern edge of the Sahara Desert. The mountains see some rainfall and are better suited to agriculture than the plateau region to the north. Today most of the population of the region are Berbers.
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« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2009, 01:13:21 am »

The Tell Atlas is a mountain chain over 1,500 kilometres (930 mi) in length, belonging to the Atlas mountain ranges and stretching from Morocco, through Algeria to Tunisia. It parallels the Mediterranean coast. Together with the Saharan Atlas to the south it forms the northernmost of two more or less parallel ranges which gradually approach one another towards the east, merging in Eastern Algeria. At the western ends at the Middle Atlas range in Morocco. The area immediately to the south of this range is high plateau, with lakes in the wet season and salt flats in the dry.
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« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2009, 01:13:55 am »



Panoramic view of typical Berber village (Morocco - High Atlas Mountains).
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« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2009, 01:14:20 am »

References and notes

   1. ^ http://einstein.uab.es/c_geotectonica/WebAtlas/AtlasLitho.htm Potential field modelling of the Atlas lithosphere
   2. ^ http://einstein.uab.es/c_geotectonica/WebAtlas/MaterialAtlas/Ayarzaetal2005.pdf Crustal structure under the central High Atlas Mountains (Morocco) from geological and gravity data, P. Ayarza, et al., 2005, Tectonophysics, 400, 67-84
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« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2009, 01:15:11 am »



Atlas Mountains can be seen over the roofs of Marrakech
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« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2009, 01:15:43 am »



High Atlas, Ait Benhaddou
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« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2009, 01:16:42 am »



A Valley in the High Atlas
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NASA image of High Atlas
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« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2009, 01:18:10 am »



Mountain pass in Dadès Gorges, High Atlas, Morocco
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« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2009, 01:18:51 am »



Dadès Gorges and the Atlas Mountains in Morocco
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« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2009, 01:20:33 am »



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« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2009, 01:23:51 am »

Atlas Mountains, mountains once worshiped by the Berbers, according to Strabo and Herodotus
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« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2009, 01:58:50 am »




Berber girl sits atop mud brick wall
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