Anderson Mesa

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Anderson Mesa
Elevation 7,200 ft (2,200 m)[1]
Location Coconino County, Arizona, U.S.
Coordinates 35°03′18″N 111°26′24″W / 35.054901°N 111.439934°W / 35.054901; -111.439934
Type Mesa

Anderson Mesa (Navajo: Hosh Dikʼání[2]) is an approximately 5-long-mesa located at 35°03′18″N 111°26′24″W / 35.05500°N 111.44000°W / 35.05500; -111.44000, 20 miles southeast of Flagstaff, Arizona, east of Lake Mary and north of Mormon Lake, in Coconino County.

This mesa landform, at an elevation of 6,200–7,200 above sea-level,[1] has been the site of Lowell Observatory's Anderson Mesa Station since 1959. Because it is also very flat, it is also home to the Naval Observatory's Navy Precision Optical Interferometer, or "NPOI", since 1992.

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  1. ^ a b Neff, D., J., and N. G. Woolsey. 1979. Effect of predation by coyotes on survival of antelope fawns on Anderson Mesa. Special Report 8, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Phoenix, Arizona.
  2. ^ Linford, Laurence D. Navajo Places. History, Legend, Landscape. University of Utah Press. Salt Lake City, UT: 2000.