Earth:Stanford Plateau

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Stanford Plateau (85°57′S 140°0′W / 85.95°S 140°W / -85.95; -140Coordinates: 85°57′S 140°0′W / 85.95°S 140°W / -85.95; -140) is an icecapped plateau, over 3,000 m high and 15 nautical miles (28 km) wide, between the heads of Leverett and Kansas Glaciers. The plateau unites with the interior ice sheet to the south, but terminates to the north in the Watson Escarpment. Mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS) from ground surveys and U.S. Navy air photos, 1960-63. It was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for Stanford University which has sent a number of researchers to study Antarctica.

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


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