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Interior Alaska has historically been considered the onshore geographic area of Alaska between the Brooks Range and the Seward Peninsula on the north and west respectively, and the Alaska Range on the south (Fig. 1). It is an area of more than 600,000 km2 that covers the central one-third of Alaska and has been variously referred to as the “intermontane plateaus” (Wahrhaftig, this volume) and the “central plateaus” (Raisz, 1948). The Yukon River, the largest river in Alaska, approximately bisects the province. The topography of the region is generally subdued. Broad alluviated lowland areas are underlain by Cenozoic nonmarine...

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