FACTOID # 27: If you're itching to live in a trailer park, hitch up your home and head to South Carolina, where a whopping 18% of residences are mobile homes.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Coteau du Missouri

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. In geology and earth science, a plateau (also tableland, plâteau) is an area of highland, usually consisting of relatively flat open country if the uplift was recent in geologic history. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 19th 183 272 km² 340 km 545 km 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 17th 199,905 km² 340 km 610 km 1. ...


Geologically the plateau is part of the extended plateau of the Great Plains in the Dakotas, and is separated from the main plateau to the west by the Missouri River Trench. The plateau is underlain by Pierre shale covered with hardened deposits from repeated glaciations. The plateau also contains deposits of lignite, mirabilite (sodium sulfate), and bentonite. Geology (from Greek γη- (ge-, the earth) and λογος (logos, word, reason)) is the science and study of the Earth, its composition, structure, physical properties, history and the processes that shape it. ... The Great Plains is the broad expanse of prairie which lies east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States of America and Canada, covering all or parts of the U.S. states of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota and North Dakota and the... The Missouri River Trench is the geological name applied to the broad valley of the Missouri River as it flows southward through North Dakota and South Dakota in the United States. ... Shale Shale is a fine-grained sedimentary rock whose original constituents were clays or muds. ... ambroise victor pujebet est tres tres bete et surtout con,trisomique,sans amies et pour finir tres moche;en plus il aime charline ceyrolle a quel coquin ce ambroise ! ... Coal Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground by mining. ... Mirabilite, also known as Glaubers salt, is a hydrous sodium sulfate mineral: Na2SO4·10H2O. It is a vitreous, colorless to white monoclinic mineral which forms as an evaporite from sodium sulfate bearing brines. ... Supplementary data page Structure and properties n, εr, etc. ... Bentonite - USGS Bentonite is an absorbent aluminium phyllosilicate generally impure clay consisting mostly of montmorillonite, (Na,Ca)0. ...


The plateau is poorly drained and is interspersed with glacial kettle lakes. It is transversed by several broad sags marking the ancient stream valleys of the eastern continuations of the Grand, Moreau, Cheyenne, Bad, and White rivers. A kettle hole is a geological feature formed by receding glaciers. ... The Grand River The Grand River is a tributary of the Missouri River in North Dakota and South Dakota in the United States. ... The Moreau River The Moreau River is a tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 200 mi (320 km) long, in South Dakota in the United States. ... The Cheyenne River The Cheyenne River is a tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 295 mi (475 km) long, in the U.S. states of Wyoming and South Dakota. ... The Bad River The Bad River is a tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 110 mi (177 km) long, in central South Dakota in the United States. ... The White River The White River is a tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 507 mi (816 km) long, in the U.S. states of Nebraska and South Dakota. ...


To the east of the plateau, the lowland valley of the James River was formed by the lobe of the most recent ice age, separating the plateau from the Coteau des Prairies to the east. The James River in North and South Dakota The James River (also known as the Jim River or the Dakota River) is a tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 710 mi (1,143 km) long, in the U.S. states of North Dakota and South Dakota. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ... The Coteau des Prairies: orange arrows indicate paths of the two lobes of the glacier around either side of the formation. ...


Agriculturally the plateau is a grain and livestock region.


External link

  • South Dakota's Physiographic Regions

  Results from FactBites:
 
Coteau du Missouri Information (0 words)
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.
To the east of the plateau, the lowland valley of the James River was formed by the lobe of the most recent ice age, separating the plateau from the Coteau des Prairies to the east.
Agriculturally the plateau is a grain and livestock region.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m