Earth:Prentice Plateau

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Prentice Plateau (77°29′S 160°37′E / 77.483°S 160.617°E / -77.483; 160.617Coordinates: 77°29′S 160°37′E / 77.483°S 160.617°E / -77.483; 160.617) is a nearly rectangular plateau of about 9 square miles (23 km2) at the north side of Victoria Upper Glacier and west of Apollo Peak, Olympus Range, Victoria Land. The upper surface (c.1,850 metres (6,070 ft)) is ice-covered except for scoured outcrops. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) (2004) after Michael L. Prentice, Department of Earth Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH; in United States Antarctic Program (USAP) for 15 years from about 1983 including work in McMurdo Dry Valleys.

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