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In geology and earth science, a plateau, also called a high plateau or tableland, is an area of highland, usually consisting of relatively flat rural area. Plateau has several meanings: In geology or earth science, a plateau is an area of uplift. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Monte Roraima (Also: Mount Roraima, Cerro Roraima, Pico do Roraima, Roroima) is the highest of the table-top tabletop mountains (or tepuis) shared between Venezuela, Guyana (disputed by Venezuela) and the Roraima state of Brazil. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Earth science (also known as geoscience, the geosciences or the Earth Sciences), is an all-embracing term for the sciences related to the planet Earth. ... The term highland is used in geography for any elevated mountainous plateau. ...

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Notable plateaus

rtjhndfhbvfbvcnmbvnmj fghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Tibet Autonomous Region, Qinghai Province and Sichuan Province of China lie on the Tibetan Plateau. ... This article is about historical/cultural Tibet. ... This article is on Historic Tibet. ...  The Indo-Australian plate, shown in dull orange The Indo-Australian Plate is an overarching name for two tectonic plates that include the continent of Australia and surrounding ocean extending northwest to include the Indian subcontinent and adjacent waters. ...  The Eurasian plate, shown in green The Eurasian Plate is a tectonic plate covering Eurasia (a landmass consisting of the traditional continents of Europe and Asia) except that it does not cover the Indian subcontinent, the Arabian subcontinent, and the area east of the Verkhoyansk Range in East Siberia. ... The tectonic plates of the world were mapped in the second half of the 20th century. ... Puno, Peru, is one of larger cities of the Altiplano. ... Lake Titicaca is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world,[1] at 3,812 m (12,507 feet) above sea level. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Bogotá (disambiguation). ... FT can stand for: Fault-tolerance Fourier transform, a mathematical transform France Télécom, the main telecommunication company in France Financial Times, a business-oriented newspaper Fortean Times, a magazine devoted to the anomalous phenomena Flyertalk, a travel-related Internet forum EMD FT, a pioneering diesel locomotive built in... Topographic map of the Iranian plateau connecting to Anatolia in the west and Hindu Kush and Himalaya in the east Iranian plateau is both a geographical area of South or West Asia, home of ancient civilizations[1], and a geological area of Eurasia north of the great folded mountain belts... Deccan Plateau // Main article: Geography of India So anyway,The Deccan Plateau (Marathi: डेक्कन), also known as The Great Country, is a vast elevated tableland area with widely varying terrain features making up the majority of the southern India located between three ranges and extending over eight states. ... The Central Siberian Plateau (ru: Среднесиби́рское плоского́рье) is a part of Siberia. ... Topographical map covering southwestern China Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau covers southwestern China. ... The Western Plateau is Australias largest drainage division. ... Transylvanian Plateau is an plateau in central Romania almoast entirely surrounded by the Eastern, Southern and Romanian Western branches of the Carpathian Mountains. ... Guinean savanna in Cameroons East Province The South Cameroon Plateau or Southern Cameroon Plateau (French: Plateau Sud-Camerounais) is the dominant geographical feature of Cameroon. ... This article is about the plateau in southern England; Salisbury Plain is also an area on South Georgia Island. ...


Dissected plateaus

Main article: Dissected plateau
Escarpment face of a cuesta, broken by a fault. Lookout Mountain, Georgia
Escarpment face of a cuesta, broken by a fault. Lookout Mountain, Georgia

A highly eroded plateau is called a dissected plateau. These older uplifts have been eroded by creeks and rivers to develop steep relief not immediately distinguishable from mountains. Many areas of the Allegheny Plateau and the Cumberland Plateau, which are at the western edge of the Appalachian Mountains of eastern North America, are called "mountains" but are actually dissected plateaus. One can stand on a high "mountain" and note that all the other tops are at the same height, which represents the original plain before uplift. Shaded relief map of Cumberland Plateau and Ridge and Valley Appalachians on the Virginia/West Virginia border A dissected plateau is an area that has been uplifted, then severely eroded so that the relief is sharp. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 747 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (842 × 676 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 747 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (842 × 676 pixel, file size: 1. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... View from the top of Lookout Mountain, February, 1864, by George N Barnard Lookout Mountain, actually a plateau, is located at the northwest corner of Georgia, the northeast corner of Alabama, and along the southern border of Tennessee near Chattanooga. ... Shaded relief map of Cumberland Plateau and Ridge and Valley Appalachians on the Virginia/West Virginia border A dissected plateau is an area that has been uplifted, then severely eroded so that the relief is sharp. ... Look up preston in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The primary meaning of stream is a body of water, confined within a bed and banks and having a detectable current. ... For other uses, see River (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Mountain (disambiguation). ... Map of the Allegheny plateau. ... The Cumberland Plateau includes much of eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia in the United States. ... The Appalachian Mountains are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... In geography, a plain is a large area of land with relatively low relief. ...


A dissected plateau may also be formed, or created, usually on a comparatively small scale, by the levelling of terrain by planing and layne elstein and deposition beneath an ice sheet or perhaps, an ice cap. Subsequently, during the same or a later glacial, the margins of the glacial till plain are removed by glaciers, leaving the plateau into which erosion by water incises valleys. Such a plateau may be level or gently sloping but may be distinguished by the till caps on its hills. Glacial till is still widely known in Britain by the older name of boulder clay. An ice sheet is a mass of glacier ice that covers surrounding terrain and is greater than 50,000 km² (19,305 mile²).[1] The only current ice sheets are in Antarctica and Greenland; during the last ice age at Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) the Laurentide ice sheet covered much... An ice cap is a dome-shaped ice mass that covers less than 50,000 km² of land area (usually covering a highland area). ... A glaciation (a created composite term meaning Glacial Period, referring to the Period or Era of, as well as the process of High Glacial Activity), often called an ice age, is a geological phenomenon in which massive ice sheets form in the Arctic and Antarctic and advance toward the equator. ... Glacial till with tufts of grass Till is an unsorted glacial sediment. ... This article is about the geological formation. ... Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ... Fljótsdalur in East Iceland, a rather flat valley In geology, a valley (also called a vale or dale) is a depression with predominant extent in one direction. ...


Oceanic plateaus

Plateau is also used to describe undersea geologic formations. Some undersea plateaus, like the Seychelles plateau, are fragments of continental crust that lie separate from continents; they are analogous to continental shelves. Others, like the Ontong Java Plateau are large igneous provinces made of flood basalts.  Sediment  Rock  Mantle  The global continental shelf, highlighted in cyan The continental shelf is the extended perimeter of each continent, which is covered during interglacial periods such as the current epoch by relatively shallow seas (known as shelf seas) and gulfs. ... The Ontong Java Plateau is a huge undersea plateau located in the Pacific Ocean, lying north of the Solomon Islands. ... Large Igneous provinces (LIPS) were originally defined by Coffin and Eldholm (1992) as areas of Earths surface that contain very large volumes of magmatic rocks (typically basalt but including rhyolites) erupted over extremely short geological time intervals of a few million years or less. ... Moses Coulee showing multiple flood basalt flows of the Columbia River Basalt Group. ...


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See also

  • Volcanic plateau

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Plateau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (537 words)
A plateau is a large highland area of fairly level land separated from surrounding land by steep slopes (as problably in the Tibet), or to accumulation of sediments (as in intramountain endorheic basins), or to a combination of both (as in the Andean Altiplano).
Plateaus (or plateaux), like mesas and buttes, are formed when a flat land has been uplifted by tectonic activity and then eroded by wind or water.
A dissected plateau may also be formed or created, usually on a comparatively small scale, by the levelling of terrain by planing and layne elstein and deposition beneath an ice sheet or perhaps, an ice cap.
Land Use History of the Kaibab Plateau, Arizona (571 words)
The North Rim of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River lies atop the broad upwarp of the Kaibab Plateau.
The crest of the plateau is heavily forested with spruce-fir, aspen, and mixed-conifer forests.
Paleobotany and Paleoclimate of the Southern Colorado Plateau.
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