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California Plateau: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for California Plateau in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.

Feature Name (see definition): California Plateau

Feature Class (see definition): Plain

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 2306

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
86° 04' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
145° 10' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -86.0666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -145.1666667

Elevation (see definition): 3275

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1967

Description (see definition): An undulating ice-covered plateau, 30 mi long and from 2 to 12 mi wide, which rises to 3,000 m at the eastern side of Scott Glacier. The plateau reaches a maximum height in Mount Blackburn (3,275 m) at the southern end. The northwestern side of the plateau is marked by the steep rock cliffs of Watson Escarpment; the southeastern side grades gradually to the elevation of the interior ice. Mapped by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from ground surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photography, 1960-64. Named by Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) for the several branches of the University of California which have sent numerous researchers to work in Antarctica.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding California Plateau in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about California Plateau should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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