This page presents the geographical name data for Michigan 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): Michigan Plateau
Feature Class (see definition): Plain
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 9924
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
86° 08' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
133° 30' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -86.1333333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -133.5
Elevation (see definition): 3000
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1967
Description (see definition): An undulating ice-covered plateau, 30 mi long, which rises to 3, 000 m at the western side of Reedy Glacier. The northern and eastern sides of the plateau are marked by the steep Watson Escarpment; the western and southern sides grade 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) after the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, MI, which has sent numerous research personnel to work in Antarctica.
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