Earth:Foster Plateau

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Foster Plateau is a plateau, about 80 square miles (210 km2) in area, lying between Drygalski Glacier and Hektoria Glacier in northern Graham Land, Antarctica. It borders Forbidden Plateau on the south and Herbert Plateau on the north. The feature was photographed by the Falkland Islands and Dependencies Aerial Survey Expedition in 1956–57 and mapped from these photos by the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS). It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in 1960 for Richard A. Foster, FIDS leader of the Danco Island station in 1956 and 1957.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Foster Plateau" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).

Coordinates: 64°43′S 61°25′W / 64.717°S 61.417°W / -64.717; -61.417 Plateau was the original source. Read more.