Earth:Michigan Plateau

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Michigan Plateau (86°8′S 133°30′W / 86.133°S 133.5°W / -86.133; -133.5Coordinates: 86°8′S 133°30′W / 86.133°S 133.5°W / -86.133; -133.5) is an undulating ice-covered plateau, 30 nautical miles (56 km) long, which rises to 3,000 metres (10,000 ft) at the western side of Reedy Glacier, Antarctica. The northern and eastern sides of the plateau are marked by the steep Watson Escarpment; the western and southern sides grade gradually to the elevation of the interior ice. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from ground surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photography, 1960–64, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, which has sent numerous research personnel to work in Antarctica.[1]


 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Michigan Plateau" (content from the Geographic Names Information System). Plateau was the original source. Read more.