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.
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