Mizuho Plateau

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The Mizuho Plateau (みずほ高原, Mizuho Kōgen) is a mainly featureless ice plateau in Antarctica, situated eastward of the Queen Fabiola Mountains and southward of the Shirase Glacier in Queen Maud Land.[1] A field party of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition studied the plateau in November and December 1960 and named it. At the Japanese Showa Station on East Ongul Island, it was called "Japan Highland", but this name was not adopted officially. "Mizuho" is one of the ancient names of Japan.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Names Decided by the Antarctic Place-Names Committee of Japan, NAID 110001182319
  2. ^ "Mizuho Plateau". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 

Coordinates: 71°30′S 39°0′E / 71.500°S 39.000°E / -71.500; 39.000  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Mizuho Plateau" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).