A report on Mesa

Ground-level view of mesas in the Canyonlands National Park, Utah, known as the "Islands in the Sky"
Aerial view of mesas in Monument Valley, on the Colorado Plateau
Cockburn Range, Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
Har Qatum, a mesa located on the southern edge of Makhtesh Ramon, Israel
Mount Conner, a mesa located in Northern Territory, Australia
Amadiya, Iraq, a city in its entirety built on a mesa
Mesa in Colorado
A mesa in Noctis Labyrinthus on Mars, viewed by HiRISE

Isolated, flat-topped elevation, ridge or hill, which is bounded from all sides by steep escarpments and stands distinctly above a surrounding plain.

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Ground-level view of mesas in the Canyonlands National Park, Utah, known as the "Islands in the Sky"

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Log Hill Mesa viewed from San Juan Mountains

Log Hill Mesa

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Log Hill Mesa viewed from San Juan Mountains

Log Hill Mesa is a mesa in Ouray County, Colorado.

Second Mesa, Arizona

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Second Mesa

Second Mesa is a census-designated place (CDP) in Navajo County, Arizona, on the Hopi Reservation, atop the 5,700-foot (1,740 m) mesa.

Satellite image of northeastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico, including the Four Corners Monument (FC). Some higher elevations have a dust of snow. Labeled natural features are the Chuska Mountains (CM), the Carrizo Mountains (C), Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park (MV), Black Mesa (B), Canyon de Chelly National Monument (CdC), and the Defiance Uplift-(Plateau) (D). Labeled towns are Farmington, New Mexico (F), Gallup, New Mexico (G), Window Rock, Arizona (WR), and Kayenta, Arizona (K).

Black Mesa (Apache-Navajo Counties, Arizona)

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Upland mountainous mesa of Arizona, north-trending in Navajo County, west and southeast-trending in Apache County.

Upland mountainous mesa of Arizona, north-trending in Navajo County, west and southeast-trending in Apache County.

Satellite image of northeastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico, including the Four Corners Monument (FC). Some higher elevations have a dust of snow. Labeled natural features are the Chuska Mountains (CM), the Carrizo Mountains (C), Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park (MV), Black Mesa (B), Canyon de Chelly National Monument (CdC), and the Defiance Uplift-(Plateau) (D). Labeled towns are Farmington, New Mexico (F), Gallup, New Mexico (G), Window Rock, Arizona (WR), and Kayenta, Arizona (K).
Black Mesa, west of Chilchinbito, Arizona.

In Navajo it is called ('Black Mountain') and during Mexican rule of Arizona it was called Mesa de las Vacas (Spanish for 'mesa of the cows').

First Mesa, Arizona

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Census-designated place (CDP) in Navajo County, Arizona, United States, on the Hopi Reservation.

Census-designated place (CDP) in Navajo County, Arizona, United States, on the Hopi Reservation.

As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 1,555, spread among three Hopi villages atop the 5,700-foot (1,740 m) mesa: Hano (or Tegua, Arizona), Sitsomovi (or Sichomovi), and Waalpi (or Walpi).

Black Mesa (Warm Springs, Arizona)

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Extreme southern section of the Black Mountains.

Extreme southern section of the Black Mountains.

It is a notable mountain section, since the entire Warm Springs Wilderness comprises the entire mesa; it is separated to the north from the Black Hills range by a canyon and road; the north side of the canyon is the southern border of the adjacent Mount Nutt Wilderness, thus comprising a two-sectioned wilderness region.

Fretted terrain of Ismenius Lacus showing flat floored valleys and cliffs. Photo taken with Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)on the Mars Global Surveyor.

Fretted terrain

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Type of surface feature common to certain areas of Mars and was discovered in Mariner 9 images.

Type of surface feature common to certain areas of Mars and was discovered in Mariner 9 images.

Fretted terrain of Ismenius Lacus showing flat floored valleys and cliffs. Photo taken with Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)on the Mars Global Surveyor.
Enlargement of the photo on the left showing cliff. Photo taken with high resolution camera of Mars Global Surveyor (MGS).
Wide view of mesa with CTX showing Cliff face and location of lobate debris apron (LDA). Location is Ismenius Lacus quadrangle.
Enlargement of previous CTX image of mesa This image shows the cliff face and detail in the LDA. Image taken with HiRISE under HiWish program. Location is Ismenius Lacus quadrangle.
Wide CTX view showing mesa and buttes with lobate debris aprons and lineated valley fill around them. Location is Ismenius Lacus quadrangle.
Close-up of lineated valley fill (LVF), as seen by HiRISE under HiWish program Note: this is an enlargement of the previous CTX image.
Reull Vallis with lineated floor deposits, as seen by THEMIS. Image located in Hellas quadrangle. Click on image to see relationship to other features.
Coloe Fossae Lineated valley fill, as seen by HiRISE. Scale bar is 500 meters long.
Coloe Fossae Pits, as seen by HiRISE. Pits are believed to result from escaping water.
CTX Image in Protonilus Mensae, showing location of next image.
Pits in Protonilus Mensae, as seen by HiRISE, under the HiWish program.
Lobate debris aprons (LDAs) around a mesa, as seen by CTX. Mesa and LDAs are labeled so one can see their relationship.
Close-up of lobate debris apron (LDA), as seen by HiRISE under HiWish program Location is Ismenius Lacus quadrangle.
CTX context image showing location of next HiRISE image (letter A box). Location is Ismenius Lacus quadrangle.
Possible moraine on the end of a past glacier on a mound in Deuteronilus Mensae, as seen by HiRISE, under the HiWish program. Location of this image is the box labeled A in previous image.
Complex surface around mound in Deuteronilus Mensae, as seen by HiRISE, under the HiWish program. Location of this image is in the black box labeled B in the CTX image above.
The arrow in the left picture points to a possibly valley carved by a glacier. The image on the right shows the valley greatly enlarged in a Mars Global Surveyor image.
Wide CTX view of mesa showing lobate debris apron (LDA) and lineated valley fill. Both are believed to be debris-covered glaciers.  Location is Ismenius Lacus quadrangle.
Close-up of lobate debris apron from the previous CTX image of a mesa. Image shows open-cell brain terrain and closed-cell brain terrain, which is more common.  Open-cell brain terrain is thought to hold a core of ice.  Image is from HiRISE under HiWish program.
Lobate debris apron in Phlegra Montes, as seen by HiRISE. The debris apron is probably mostly ice with a thin covering of rock debris, so it could be a source of water for future Martian colonists.  Image from the Cebrenia quadrangle.  Scale bar is 500 meters long.
Hypsas Valles, as seen by HiRISE. Ridges are probably due to glacial flow. So water ice is under a thin layer of rocks.
Tributary Glacier, as seen by HiRISE.
Map of Ismenius Lacus quadrangle which is located just north of Arabia, a large bright area of Mars. It contains large amounts of ice in glaciers that surround hills.
Surface of Nilosyrtis Mensae showing ridges and cracks, as seen by HiRISE, under the HiWish program.
Another view of surface of Nilosyrtis Mensae, as seen by HiRISE, under the HiWish program.
CTX Context image of Deuteronilus Mensae showing location of next two images.
Eroded terrain in Deuteronilus Mensae, as seen by HiRISE, under the HiWish program.
Another view of eroded terrain in Deuteronilus Mensae, as seen by HiRISE, under the HiWish program.
Fretted Terrain near Reull Vallis, as seen by HiRISE.
Close-up of Fretted Terrain near Reull Vallis, as seen by HiRISE. This area would be a challenge to walk across.

This terrain contains a complicated mix of cliffs, mesas, buttes, and straight-walled and sinuous canyons.

Grandad Bluff on a sunny afternoon

Grandad Bluff

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Bluff on the east side of La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Bluff on the east side of La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Grandad Bluff on a sunny afternoon
The panoramic sign and the panorama from the bluff.
Grandad Bluff with quarry operation in foreground

Grandad Bluff is a classic mesa, as are all the bluffs along the river.