Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsGeography · 1 decade ago

define denali?

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  • WA KKG
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    Denali National Park and Preserve, central Alaska, established as Mount McKinley National Park in 1917, redesignated in 1980. The park encompasses a scenic region of the Alaska Range and contains Mount McKinley, or Denali, the highest peak in North America, at 6,194 m (20,320 ft). Numerous active glaciers continue to shape a landscape of broad, U-shaped valleys and small kettle lakes. Most of the park lies above the timberline, where vegetation is mainly lichens, mosses, and sedges. The park’s plentiful wildlife includes caribou, moose, brown bear, timber wolf, and the mountain-dwelling Dall sheep. Area, 2,458,477 hectares (6,075,030 acres).


    Mount McKinley, also Denali, mountain, south central Alaska, in the Alaska Range, in Denali National Park and Preserve. The mountain rises 6,194 m (20,320 ft) above sea level and is the highest peak in North America. Known to the Native Americans as Denali (The High One), the mountain was named for President William McKinley in 1896. The summit of Mount McKinley was first reached in 1913 by the Anglo-American clergyman and explorer Hudson Stuck and three companions.


    In Alaska, stress in Earth’s crust causes a crack to appear, and the rocks on either side begin to move. Called a strike-slip fault because of its horizontal movement, the Denali Fault is one of several in Alaska associated with collisions of rock formations occurring in the Cretaceous and Tertiary Periods.


  • 1 decade ago

    Denali is the Native American name for Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America at 6194 meters (20320 feet). Mount McKinley is located in Denali National Park and Preserve.

    There is some controversy in the United States over whether the mountain should retain the name of the slain American president or revert to its original name.

    Source(s): Denali at Denali National Park and Preserve at
  • DanE
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Mount McKinley or Denali in Alaska is the highest mountain peak in North America, at a height of approximately 20,320 feet (6,194 metres). It is the centerpiece of Denali National Park. The mountain was also known as Bolshaya Gora (Большая Гора) in Russian.

  • 1 decade ago

    Denali is what the Native Alaskans called Mt. McKinley. McKinley was a senator from Ohio who had never been to the mountian or even been to Alaska and got the mountain named after him. Alska wants the named to be changed to Denali but Ohio sends some sort of bill banning it from being changed annually.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Denali (operating system)

    In computing, Denali is an operating system, according to [1], "an IA-32 virtual machine monitor, that allows for untrusted services to be run in isolated (protected) domains."

    Denali makes use of paravirtualization to support high performance virtual machines, even on the notoriously unco-operative x86 architecture (see x86 virtualization). The envisioned usage model for the original Denali was to support virtual machines running lightweight single application operating systems for internet services. A later revision of Denali (uDenali) includes support for running full-featured operating systems.

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