The Adamawa Plateau (also spelled Adamaoua) is a plateau region in west-central Africa stretching from south-eastern Nigeria through north-central Cameroon ( Adamawa and North Provinces) to the Central African Republic. The part of the plateau that lies in Nigeria is more popularly known as Gotel Mountains. The Adamawa Plateau is the source of many waterways, including the Benue River. It is important for its deposits of bauxite. The elevations reach as high as 8,700 feet (2,650 meters). ...more on Wikipedia about "Adamawa Plateau"
The Adrar Plateau is a highland area of the Sahara Desert in northern Mauritania. It was heavily settled in the Neolithic era, and the more recent aridification has left much of the archaeology intact, most notable several stone circles and the later town of Azougui. ...more on Wikipedia about "Adrar Plateau"
The Allegheny Plateau is a large, dissected plateau area in southern New York, western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and eastern Ohio. It is divided into the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau and the glaciated Allegheny Plateau. ...more on Wikipedia about "Allegheny Plateau"
The Altiplano ( Spanish for high plain), where the Andes are at their widest, is the most extensive area of high plateau on earth outside of Tibet. It is an area of inland drainage lying in the central Andes, occupying parts of Chile, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. Its height averages about 3,300 meters (11,000 feet), somewhat less than that of Tibet. Unlike the Tibetan plateau, however, the Altiplano is dominated by the massive peaks of active volcanoes to the west. The Atacama Desert, the driest area on the whole planet, lies to the southwest of the Altiplano. ...more on Wikipedia about "Altiplano"
Ankarana Plateau is a small vegetated mountain range in northern Madagascar with elevations that exceed 1220 meters (4000 feet) above sea level. It is composed of limestone rocks. With an average annual rainfall of 1,800 millimeters (70 inches), the underlying rocks are susceptible to erosion, thereby producing caves and underground streams—a karst topography. The rugged relief and the dense vegetation have helped protect the region from human intrusion. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ankarana Plateau"
The Aquarius Plateau is a physiographic region within Garfield and Wayne counties in south-central Utah. The plateau, an uplift on the much larger Colorado Plateau, is the highest in North America. It is over 900 square miles (2330 km²) of mostly forested highland, much of which is part of Dixie National Forest. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aquarius Plateau"
The Atacama desert of Chile and Peru is a virtually rainless plateau made up of salt basins (salares), sand, and lava flows, extending from the Andes mountains to the Pacific Ocean. ...more on Wikipedia about "Atacama" Inform your friends about www.shortopedia.com
The Bie Plateau occupies most of central Angola. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bie Plateau"
The Bighorn Basin is a plateau region, approximately 100 mi (160 km) wide, in north central Wyoming in the United States. It is bounded by the Absaroka Range on the west, the Bighorn Mountains on the east, and the Owl Creek Mountains and Bridger Mountains on the south. It is drained to the north by tributaries of the Bighorn River, which enters the basin from the south, through a gap between the Owl Creek and Bridger Mountains, as the Wind River, and becomes the Bighorn as it enters the basin. The region is semi-arid, receiving only 6-10 in (15-25 cm) or rain annually. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bighorn Basin"
The Catskill Mountains (also known as simply the Catskills) a natural area in New York State northwest of New York City and southwest of Albany, are not, despite their popular name, true geological mountains, but rather a mature dissected plateau, an uplifted region that was subsequently eroded into sharp relief. They are an eastward continuation, and the highest representation, of the Allegheny Plateau. They are sometimes considered an extension of the Appalachian Mountains into Upstate New York, although they are not geologically related. The Catskills are west of the Hudson River and lie within the bounds of six counties ( Otsego, Delaware, Sullivan, Schoharie, Greene, and Ulster). ...more on Wikipedia about "Catskill Mountains"
The Causses are a group of chalk plateaus (700-1,200 m) in the Massif Central. They are bordered to the north-west by the Limousin and the Périgord uplands, and to the east by the Aubrac and the Cévennes. Large river gorges cut through the plateaus, such as the Tarn, Dourbie, Jonte, Lot and Aveyron. ...more on Wikipedia about "Causses"
The Chota Nagpur Plateau (also Chhota Nagpur) is a plateau in eastern India, which covers much of Jharkhand state as well as adjacent parts of Orissa, Bihar, and Chhattisgarh. The Indo-Gangetic plain lies to the north and east of the plateau, and the basin of the Mahanadi River lies to the south. The plateau is made up of ancient Precambrian rocks. Deposits of Coal support the industries of the Damodar valley. Chota Nagpur is made up of three smaller plateaus, the Ranchi, Hazaribagh, and Kodarma plateaus. The Ranchi plateau is the largest of the plateaus, with an average elevation of 700 meters. The total area of Chota Nagpur is approximately 65,000 sq km. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chota Nagpur"
The Coconino Plateau is found north and northwest of Flagstaff, Arizona, in the United States. It lies south of Grand Canyon Village in Coconino County and mostly north of Interstate 40 and east of Highway 66. The plateau has many hiking trails, including the Beale Road Historic Trail and Bull Basin and Pumpkin Trails. The Coconino Plateau is home to the Kendrick Mountain Wilderness area. A great view of the plateau can be seen from the top of Kendrick Peak, at 10,418 feet above sea level, located northwest of Flagstaff. ...more on Wikipedia about "Coconino Plateau"
The Colorado Plateau, also called the Colorado Plateaus Province, is a physiographic region of the Intermontane Plateaus, roughly centered on the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States. The province covers an area of 130,000 square miles (337,000 km²) within western Colorado, northwestern New Mexico, southeastern Utah, and northern Arizona. About 90% of the area is drained by the Colorado River and its main tributaries; the Green, San Juan and Little Colorado. ...more on Wikipedia about "Colorado Plateau" shortopedia - forget the rest.
The Columbia River Plateau lies across parts of the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. During late Miocene and early Pliocene times, one of the largest flood basalts ever to appear on the earth's surface engulfed about 63,000 square miles (160,000 km²) of the Pacific Northwest, forming a large igneous province. Over a period of perhaps 10 to 15 million years lava flow after lava flow poured out, eventually accumulating to a thickness of more than 6,000 feet (1.8 km). As the molten rock came to the surface, the earth's crust gradually sank into the space left by the rising lava. The subsidence of the crust produced a large, slightly depressed lava plain now known as the Columbia Basin or Plateau. The ancient Columbia River was forced into its present course by the northwesterly advancing lava. The lava, as it flowed over the area, first filled the stream valleys, forming dams that in turn caused impoundments or lakes. In these ancient lake beds are found fossil leaf impressions, petrified wood, fossil insects, and bones of vertebrate animals. ...more on Wikipedia about "Columbia River Plateau"
The Coteau des Prairies is a plateau, approximately 200 miles in length and 100 miles in width, rising from the prairie flatlands in eastern South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota in the United States. ...more on Wikipedia about "Coteau des Prairies"
The Coteau du Missouri, or Missouri Plateau, is a large plateau that stretches along the eastern side of the valley of the Missouri River in central North Dakota and north central South Dakota in the United States. ...more on Wikipedia about "Coteau du Missouri"
The Cumberland Plateau includes much of eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia in the United States. It also stretches in a band across Tennessee to include a small portion of northern Alabama. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cumberland Plateau"
The Deccan Plateau is a vast plateau in India, encompassing most of Central and Southern India. ...more on Wikipedia about "Deccan"
A dissected plateau is an area that has been uplifted, then severely eroded so that the relief is sharp. Such an area may be referred to as mountainous, but dissected plateaus are distinguishable from true mountains by lack of folding, metamorphism, extensive faulting, or magmatic activity that accompanies orogeny. The Allegheny Plateau, the Cumberland Plateau, the Ozark Plateau, and the Catskill Mountains (despite the name) are examples of dissected plateaus. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dissected plateau"
Dome A or Dome Argus ( ) is an Antarctican plateau located 1200 kilometres inland. It is thought to be one of the coldest naturally occurring places on Earth, with temperatures believed to reach -90 °C. It is the highest ice feature in Antarctica, comprising a dome or eminence of just over 4,000 m elevation, located near the center of East Antarctica and approximately midway between the head of Lambert Glacier and the South Pole. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dome A"
A downland is an area of open chalk upland. This term is especially used to describe the chalk countryside in southern England. Areas of downland are often referred to as Downs. ...more on Wikipedia about "Downland"
The Edwards Plateau is a region of west-central Texas which is bounded by the Balcones Fault to the south and east, the Llano Uplift and the plains region to the north, and the Pecos River to the west. ...more on Wikipedia about "Edwards Plateau"
The Engstligenalp is the biggest plateau of the western Swiss Alps. It lies south of Adelboden on 1900 - 2000 m above sea level. Since 1996 it belongs to the Swiss culture landscapes of national significance. ...more on Wikipedia about "Engstligenalp"
Gilf Kebir is a plateau in the remote southwest corner of Egypt. It was named the Gilf Kebir (Great Barrier) by the first European to sight it. This 7770-square-kilometre limestone and sandstone plateau roughly the size of Switzerland rises 300m from the desert floor. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gilf Kebir"
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