Table (landform)

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Har Qatum, a Mesa located on the southern edge of Makhtesh Ramon, Israel

A table or tableland is a butte, flank of a mountain, or mountain, that has a flat top.

This kind of landform has numerous names, including:

A homologous landform under the sea is called a tablemount or guyot.


The term "flat" is relative when speaking of tables, and often the naming or identification of a table (or table hill or mountain) is based on the appearance of the terrain feature from a distance or from below it. An example is Mesa Verde, Colorado, where the "flat top" of the mountain is both rolling terrain and cut by numerous deep canyons and arroyos, but whose rims appear quite flat from almost all directions, terminating in cliffs.

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