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Detroit Plateau: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Detroit 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): Detroit Plateau

Feature Class (see definition): Plain

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 3798

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
64° 10' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
060° 00' 00" W

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -64.1666667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -60

Elevation (see definition): 1800

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1952

Description (see definition): A major interior plateau of Graham Land, with heights between 1,500 and 1,800 m. Its NE limit is marked by the S wall of Russell West Glacier, from which it extends some 90 mi in a general SW direction to Herbert Plateau. The plateau was observed from the air by Sir Hubert Wilkins on a flight of Dec. 20, 1928. Wilkins named it Detroit Aviation Society Plateau after the society which aided in the organizing of his expedition but the shortened form of the original name is approved. The N and E sides of the plateau were charted by the Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in 1946-47.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Detroit 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 Detroit Plateau should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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