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  Plateau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Plateau   (537 words)

 Land Use History of the Kaibab Plateau, Arizona
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.
www.cpluhna.nau.edu /Places/kaibab_plateau.htm   (571 words)

Aside from that, the Plateau is a neighbourhood of contrasts and juxtapositions.
The Plateau is the cultural heart of Montreal, home to most of its galleries, studios and theatres and a liberal atmosphere conducive to artistic creation.
Plateau residents enjoy the lowest car-ownership rate in Montreal, opting instead to walk or bicycle.
www.urbanphoto.net /ontheplateau/main.htm   (462 words)

 Appalachian Plateau province | The Geology of Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Regionally, the Appalachian Plateau lies to the northwest of the Valley and Ridge.
, is a transition from tight folds of the Valley and Ridge to low-amplitude folds and flat-lying rocks in the Plateau.
Regional scale folds in the Plateau formed in response to shortening on thrust faults that do not reach the present surface and are rooted to the east in the Valley and Ridge province.
www.wm.edu /geology/virginia/app_plateau.html   (146 words)

 :: APMN | mountains - The Tibetan Plateau ::
The plateau of Tibet, roof of the world, owes its extreme elevation to tectonic uplift as a result of the collision of the Gondwana plate with the Angara plate.
The plateau extends 2,600 km from west to east and is about half as wide from north to south.
The structural strikes and thrusts on the plateau are mainly east-west oriented with a north-west loop in the west and a south loop in the east.
www.mtnforum.org /apmn/new_website/mountains/ch4_tibetan_plateau.php   (628 words)

 The Uncompahgre Plateau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
South of the Plateau the rugged San Juan Mountains, rich with a history of gold and silver, dominate the skyline in bold contrast to the flat, fertile farmlands of the Uncompahgre Valley to the north.
The history and use of the Plateau is as varied as its landscape, ranging from the dinosaur quarries that tell some of the living history on the Plateau to the stone quarries that tell some of the geologic history.
The Uncompahgre Plateau is a high domed upland rising from the Colorado River, peaking near 10,000 feet in elevation, and running approximately 90 miles southeast to the base of the San Juan Mountains.
www.upproject.org /UP.html   (1268 words)

 GeoDetectives, Landforms, plateau formation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
As a plateau region elevates, stresses cause breaks in the crust known as faults.
A large concentration of plateaus is found within the Colorado Plateau.
Smaller structures resembling plateaus are known as mesas and buttes.
www.nps.gov /brca/Geodetect/Landfroms/plateaus.htm   (871 words)

 The Petroleum Plateau | EnergyBulletin.net | Peak Oil News Clearinghouse
During this plateau period, production and consumption of conventional oil will be seen to have crested and bottomed several times between the extremes of 64 million barrels per day and 50 mb/d.
The fact that we have arrived at an energy plateau means that two centuries of energy growth are at an end, but the century of decline has not yet begun.
The fact that we are in a plateau period that began nearly three decades ago and that may continue, in some form, for another decade or even two means that we may have some room for maneuvering.
energybulletin.net /newswire.php?id=515   (4065 words)

 The Colorado Plateau- Ecological Diversity: Then and Now   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Water is the primary agent of erosion on the Colorado Plateau, sculpting dramatic surface landforms.
The Colorado Plateau is indeed one of the world's premier natural showcases for earth history.
Some of the Plateau’s inhabitants are the collared lizard, jackrabbit, coyote, mule deer, bobcat, cougar, bighorn sheep, elk, quail, mourning doves, gray fox, and rattlesnakes.
www.blm.gov /education/colplateau/diversity   (816 words)

 The Colorado Plateau Region (part 1 of 4)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Colorado Plateau Region, In Wilderness at the Edge: a citizen proposal to protect Utah's canyons and deserts, Utah Wilderness Coalition, Salt Lake City, 1990, p.
The Colorado Plateau is a physiographic "province," a region geologically and topographically distinct from other parts of the West.
Originally named the "Colorado Plateaus" by explorer John Wesley Powell, the "Plateau" is in fact a huge basin ringed by highlands and filled with plateaus.
www.cpluhna.nau.edu /Places/places.htm   (555 words)

China’s Loess Plateau is characterized by some of the most extensive soil erosion in the world, and around 40 million people make this area their home.
In addition, revitalization of the Loess Plateau region cannot be explored as an option until issues such as chronic poverty and outward urban migration of the population are addressed.
Meanwhile, on the Plateau, promised reservoirs and irrigation systems seem to be perpetually postponed, and for two of the years between 1990 and 1995, farmers have not even received cash payments for the food they sold to the State (Veeck, Li, and Gao 452).
www.angelfire.com /nc/prannn/loess.html   (3698 words)

 The Colorado Plateau- Management Challenges
The Colorado Plateau ecosystem faces many of the issues prevalent throughout the West: degradation of waterways, exotic plant infestations, and loss of habitat for wildlife and threatened and endangered species.
The Colorado Plateau is undergoing an profound economic and demographic transformation.
The Colorado Plateau is covered with abandoned mines, remnants of the intense search for gold, silver, and other precious minerals in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
www.blm.gov /education/colplateau/challenges   (2123 words)

 The Africa Guide - Malawi - Zomba Plateau
A variety of soft woods are being grown on the plateau, the main ones being Mexican Pine (Pinus patula) and Cypress (Cupressus luscitanica).
The Chitinii campsite on the west of the plateau is much less used andismore basic.There is a latrine provided and water comes from the nearby stream.
The path to Mbuli is faint and is near the outer lip of the plateau, not on the obvious firebreak further in.
www.africaguide.com /country/malawi/zomba1.htm   (1063 words)

 Jos and the Plateau State
The city of Jos is the state capital for Plateau State which is one of the 31 states of Nigeria.
The State is located on a plateau landform (the reason for naming the state plateau), the land formation is categorize into two: upper plateau (rocky and a lot of hills) and lower plateau (sandy).
Another remarkable feature of the Jos Plateau is the clusters of hamlets and villages which lend colour and beauty to the landscape.
www.widernet.org /josproject/josplateau.htm   (552 words)

 The Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee
But even if you ride, you may be unaware there are stables on the plateau with 100 miles of trails on 12,000 acres.
Cumberland Plateau and the Cumberland County page for more info on many of these counties.
The roads on the edge of the plateau are tortuous.
plateauproperties.com /tncp.html   (482 words)

Riddle, paradox, and anomaly are the Plateau's stock-in-trade.
The Plateau's national parks are islands of protected land surrounded by publicly owned wild lands which remain open to development.
Coal mined on the plateau would be burned in huge new coal-fired power plants whose polluting emissions could be expelled across the uninhabited wilderness at the heart of the plateau.
www.suwa.org /WATE/cpintro.html   (3910 words)

 Guardian's Giza
It was the first pyramid constructed on the plateau and many consider that it represents the pinnacle of the pyramid age.
The graffiti of the original work gangs are scrawled across the upper most chambers, chambers that were never meant to be entered, which may have only been included to relieve the tremendous weight upon the main chamber.
The smallest pyramid, that of Menkaure, was the final attempt to pyramid the plateau.
www.guardians.net /egypt/giza1.htm   (688 words)

 Welcome To Nigeria - Plateau State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Plateau State came into being in February 1976 when it was carved out from the former Benue/plateau State.
Plateau State derives its name from the geographical landscape that predominates in this part of the country often referred to as Jos Plateau.
The industrial development of Plateau State is phenomenal and predicated on its rich natural resources as cassiterite, barytes, clay, kaolin columbite, tin, gemstone, galena quartz and feldspar.
www.nigeria.gov.ng /govt_state_plateau.aspx   (595 words)

 Swiss plateau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the north and northwest, the Swiss plateau is sharply delimited geographically and geologically by the Jura mountains.
Occasionally the regions of the higher Swiss plateau, especially the hills of the canton of Fribourg, the Napf region, the Töss region and parts of the Appenzell region are considered to form the Swiss Alpine foreland in a narrow sense.
In the southwest, the Swiss plateau is confined by the Lake Geneva, in the northeast, by the Lake Constance and the Rhine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Swiss_plateau   (3355 words)

 Columbia Plateau Indian Tribes - Whitman Mission NHS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Plateau Indians live in the area between the Cascade Mountains and the Rocky Mountains and north of the Great Basin.
The people of the Plateau moved from place to place throughout the year to gather edible vegetables and fruits, including camas, kouse, bitter-roots, serviceberry, chokecherry, huckleberry, and wild strawberries.
When horses came to the area, the world of the Plateau people expanded, allowing them to trade with the tribes on the plains east of the Rocky Mountains for things such as bison meat and hides.
www.nps.gov /whmi/educate/ortrtg/2or2.htm   (1627 words)

 BASKETS, BAGS & DOLLS: ART OF THE PLATEAU INDIANS: an Anthropology exhibit at the Riverside Municipal Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The high plateau of the Columbia and Fraser River basins lies between the Cascade Ranges on the west and the Rockies on the east.
Like other Plateau tribes, they were forced onto small and over-crowded reservations in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
BASKETS, BAGS & DOLLS: ART OF THE PLATEAU INDIANS was on exhibit at the Riverside Municipal Museum from November 1, 1998 to June 19, 1999.
www.riversideca.gov /museum/plateau/plateau.html   (920 words)

 The Plateau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Plateau or Plateau Mont-Royal is a part of the city of Montreal, just north of downtown and east of Mount Royal.
Part of the borough of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, the Plateau is one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in Canada, with nearly 100,000 people living in a 7.75 square kilometre area.
The Plateau was formerly a working-class neighbourhood, with the Eastern part being largely French-Canadian, and the Western part largely Jewish.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Plateau   (312 words)

 Roan Plateau
In addition, because the Roan Plateau was recently transferred to the BLM from the Department of Energy, the BLM must now conduct a public planning process to develop a management plan for the area.
The lands on top of the plateau have some of the same geologic zones as the adjacent producing gas fields, and are thought to have similar potential.
However, accessing gas resources on the plateau will be more expensive - because the industry would either have to drill through the extra 3,000-plus feet of the plateau or use directional drilling (drilling at a slant) from the base of the plateau.
www.wilderness.org /WhereWeWork/Colorado/RoanPlateau.cfm   (1545 words)

 The treasures of the Ozark Plateau Endangered Species Bulletin - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Ozark Plateau ecosystem of eastern Oklahoma, western Arkansas, and southern Missouri boasts an exceptional assemblage of important hardwood forests, high quality rocky bottom clear streams, and unique springs and caves.
Because of the sensitive nature of the Ozark Plateau resources, public use, educational programs, and scientific research are limited to the least intrusive activities.
In one refuge cave, a palaeontologist is excavating a Pleistocene tapir skeleton.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0ASV/is_1_28/ai_99292327   (732 words)

 Colorado Plateau Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This is a vast region of plateaus, mesas, and deep canyons whose walls expose rocks ranging in age from billions to just a few hundred years old.
Throughout the Paleozoic Era, the Colorado Plateau region was periodically inundated by tropical seas.
In contrast, the plateau is surrounded by provinces that have suffered severe deformation.
www2.nature.nps.gov /geology/usgsnps/province/coloplat.html   (638 words)

 USGS Geology in the Parks
The Columbia Plateau province is enveloped by one of the worlds largest accumulations of lava.
However, the focus of volcanism at Yellowstone in the Columbia Plateau Province is far inland from the subduction zone that lies along the Oregon and Washington coast.
They found that the youngest volcanic rocks were clustered near the Yellowstone Plateau, and that the farther west they went, the older the lavas.
wrgis.wr.usgs.gov /docs/usgsnps/province/columplat.html   (740 words)

 Geology of Tibet Plateau, the Roof of the World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It is the highest plateau in the world - average altitude 4,500 m (14,763 ft) with a crust thickness of 70km.
The margin spans the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the Longmenshan mid-high mountain, and the piedmont alluvial plain, which covers the relatively developed economic region (including Pengzhou City, Dujiangyan City, and Yaan Prefecture) of the Chengdu Plain, and the underdeveloped region of the Aba and the Ganzi Tibetan autonomous prefectures.
The strike-slip history has a close relation with that of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau development; and it is the key position to verify that the Plateau is derived from the crust thickening or from the sinistral extrusion by absorbing the northward diapirism of the Indian continent after the collision between the Indian and the Asian continent.
www.100gogo.com /geo.htm   (1825 words)

 Plateau - The Ultimate Game of Strategy and Intrigue.
Plateau is a new abstract strategy board game invented in 1986 by Jim Albea.
"Plateau is unique and amazing in that such grand strategies can be played on such a small board.
The Real Plateau Game Set consists of: 24 base pieces, 26 colored snap on markers, a bi-fold game board, rules/strategy booklet, and a sturdy plastic carrying case.
www.plateaugame.com   (427 words)

 SELC - Southern Forests Program: Conserving the Cumberland Plateau
Spanning portions of five southeastern states and covering an area the size of Connecticut, the Cumberland Plateau is one of the most extensive, diverse, and ecologically important forest ecosystems on the planet.
The Plateau has the highest concentration of endangered species in North America, world-class aquatic biodiversity, and hundreds of caves where new species are still being discovered.
Despite its national and global significance, however, the Plateau is the largest American landscape that lacks a comprehensive conservation strategy-and second home development, mining, and unsustainable forestry practices are posing significant threats to this extraordinary region.
www.southernenvironment.org /forests/cumberland_plateau.htm   (528 words)

 Save the Plateau
Approximately 90 head of deer in the herd closest to the photographer, The Plateau, Boise, Idaho, 2004.
What is not common is, compared to the rest of the Boise River Valley, indeed compared to the rest of the state and nation, is the wildlife density.
One afternoon in the late winter of 2003, from a stance overlooking the plateau, the author counted over 900 head of deer, 90 head of elk, 25 antelope, a couple of coyote, a few wild turkeys, several coveys of quail and chukar, and 5 bald eagles.
www.savetheplateau.org /introduction.html   (608 words)

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