Michigan Plateau

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Michigan Plateau (86°8′S 133°30′W) is an undulating ice-covered plateau, 30 nautical miles (56 km) long, which rises to 3,000 meters (10,000 ft) at the western side of Reedy Glacier in Westarctica.

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.

Discovery and name

It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from ground surveys and U.S. Navy aerial photography, 1960–64, and was named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names after the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, which has sent numerous research personnel to work in Antarctica.

Prominent features