A report on Plateau

Satellite image of the Tibetan Plateau between the Himalyan mountains to the south and the Taklamakan Desert to the north
The Pajarito Plateau in New Mexico is an example of a volcanic plateau.
Road to the ALMA’s Operations Support Facility and then on further to the Chajnantor Plateau at 5000 meters above sea level.

Area of a highland consisting of flat terrain that is raised sharply above the surrounding area on at least one side.

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Satellite image of the Tibetan Plateau between the Himalyan mountains to the south and the Taklamakan Desert to the north

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Colorado

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State in the Mountain West subregion of the Western United States.

State in the Mountain West subregion of the Western United States.

Ruins of Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park. Photo by Gustaf Nordenskiöld, 1891
Great Kiva at Chimney Rock in the San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado. It is said to have been built by the Ancient Pueblo peoples.
The Spanish discovering the Colorado River, namesake of the state, in 1540, by Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau. García López de Cárdenas can be seen overlooking the Grand Canyon.
Map of the Mexican Cession, with the white representing the territory the United States received from Mexico (plus land ceded to the Republic of Texas) after the Mexican–American War. Well over half of Colorado was received during this treaty.
The Anasazi Heritage Center in Dolores
The territories of New Mexico, Utah, Kansas, and Nebraska before the creation of the Territory of Colorado
Mount of the Holy Cross, photographed by William Henry Jackson in 1874
The Georgetown Loop of the Colorado Central Railroad as photographed by William Henry Jackson in 1899
Three 10th Mountain Division skitroopers above Camp Hale in February 1944.
The arid high plains in Southeastern Colorado
Front Range Peaks west of Denver
Tenmile Range and Dillon Reservoir near Breckenridge
Grays Peak at 4352 m is the highest point on the Continental Divide in North America
The high desert lands that make up the San Luis Valley in Southern Colorado
Maroon Bells, at 14163 ft, is part of White River National Forest and a tourist destination
The Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction is made up of high desert canyons and sandstone rock formations
Köppen climate types of Colorado, using 1991-2020 climate normals.
Breckenridge naturalist Edwin Carter with a mounted gray wolf killed in the Colorado Rockies, ca. 1890–1900.
An enlargeable map of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado
An enlargeable map of the 17 core-based statistical areas of Colorado
Colorado population density map
Denver Energy Center lies in the Denver financial district along 17th Street, known as the Wall Street of the West
Corn growing in Larimer County
An oil well in western Colorado
History Colorado Center in Denver
Street art in Denver
The Colorado Rockies baseball club at Coors Field
Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, home field of the Denver Broncos and the Denver Outlaws
Ball Arena, home of the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Avalanche, and the Colorado Mammoth
Dick's Sporting Goods Park, home of the Colorado Rapids
A Colorado state welcome sign
The main terminal of Denver International Airport evokes the peaks of the Front Range.
The westbound and eastbound California Zephyrs meet in the Glenwood Canyon.
Colorado Christian University
Colorado College
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Regis University
The United States Air Force Academy
The University of Colorado Boulder
The University of Denver
Fort Carson
Peterson Space Force Base
United States Air Force Academy
The Southern Ute Tribal Administration Building
The Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Office Complex
Lowry Pueblo in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
Spruce Tree House in Mesa Verde National Park

Colorado is noted for its vivid landscape of mountains, forests, high plains, mesas, canyons, plateaus, rivers, and desert lands.

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

Mesa

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

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

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

Unlike plateau, whose usage does not imply horizontal layers of bedrock, e.g. Tibetan Plateau, the term mesa applies exclusively to the landforms built of flat-lying strata.

Arizona

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Landlocked state in the Western United States, grouped in the Southwestern and occasionally Mountain subregions.

Landlocked state in the Western United States, grouped in the Southwestern and occasionally Mountain subregions.

La conquista del Colorado, by Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau, depicts Francisco Vázquez de Coronado's 1540–1542 expedition
Mexico in 1824. Alta California is the northwesternmost state.
Geronimo (far right) and his Apache warriors fought against both Mexican and American settlers.
Children of Depression-era migrant workers, Pinal County, 1937
Eleanor Roosevelt at the Gila River relocation center, April 23, 1943
Köppen climate types of Arizona
The Grand Canyon
View of suburban development in Scottsdale, 2006
A population density map of Arizona
Extent of the Spanish language in the state of Arizona
A Navajo man on horseback in Monument Valley
The Spanish mission of San Xavier del Bac, founded in 1700
Arizona's Meteor Crater is a tourist attraction.
Entering Arizona on I-10 from New Mexico
The original Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix
Art Deco doors of the Cochise County Courthouse in Bisbee
Arizona teacher's strike and rally on April 26, 2018
The University of Arizona (the Mall) in Tucson
Arizona State University (a biodesign building) in Tempe
Northern Arizona University (The Skydome) in Flagstaff
View of Monument Valley from John Ford's Point
Standin' on the Corner Park and mural in Winslow, Arizona
State Farm Stadium in Glendale
A spring training game between the Cubs and White Sox at HoHoKam Park
Romaine, Yuma
Leaf, Yuma
Harvesting spinach during WW2
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Broccoli seed crop, Yuma
Cauliflower seed crop, WW2
Volunteer, Pine

Arizona's northern third is a plateau at significantly higher altitudes than the lower desert, and has an appreciably cooler climate, with cold winters and mild summers, though the climate remains semiarid to arid.

Escarpment face of a cuesta, broken by a fault, overlooking Trenton, Cloudland Canyon State Park, and Lookout Mountain, in Georgia (USA)

Escarpment

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Steep slope or long cliff that forms as a result of faulting or erosion and separates two relatively level areas having different elevations.

Steep slope or long cliff that forms as a result of faulting or erosion and separates two relatively level areas having different elevations.

Escarpment face of a cuesta, broken by a fault, overlooking Trenton, Cloudland Canyon State Park, and Lookout Mountain, in Georgia (USA)
Schematic cross section of a cuesta, dip slopes facing left, and harder rocklayers in darker colors than softer ones
Shaded and colored image from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission—shows an elevation model of New Zealand's Alpine Fault running about 500 km (300 mi) long. The escarpment is flanked by a chain of hills squeezed between the fault and the mountains of New Zealand's Southern Alps. Northeast is towards the top.
The Sierra Escarpment in California
At the Florida Escarpment, seen in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, the sea bed drops precipitously from less than 300 to 3000 m over a short distance.

More loosely, the term scarp also describes a zone between a coastal lowland and a continental plateau which shows a marked, abrupt change in elevation caused by coastal erosion at the base of the plateau.

"Cono de Arita" in the Puna de Atacama, Salta (Argentina)

Andes

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The Andes, Andes Mountains or Andean Mountains (Cordillera de los Andes) are the longest continental mountain range in the world, forming a continuous highland along the western edge of South America.

The Andes, Andes Mountains or Andean Mountains (Cordillera de los Andes) are the longest continental mountain range in the world, forming a continuous highland along the western edge of South America.

"Cono de Arita" in the Puna de Atacama, Salta (Argentina)
Aconcagua
Aerial view of Valle Carbajal in the Fuegian
The Andes range is about 200 km wide throughout its length, except in the Bolivian flexure where it is about 640 km wide.
Rift valley near Quilotoa, Ecuador
This photo from the ISS shows the high plains of the Andes Mountains in the foreground, with a line of young volcanoes facing the much lower Atacama Desert
Central Andes
Bolivian Andes
Laguna de Sonso tropical dry forest in Northern Andes
A male Andean cock-of-the-rock, a species found in humid Andean forests and the national bird of Peru
Herds of alpacas near Ausangate mountain
Peruvian farmers sowing maize and beans
Irrigating land in the Peruvian Andes
Chilean huasos, 19th century
The Aconcagua, Argentina, the highest mountain in the Americas
Sajama, Bolivia
Parinacota, Bolivia/Chile
View of Cuernos del Paine in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Nevado del Huila, Colombia
Chimborazo near Riobamba, Ecuador
Huandoy, Peru
Alpamayo, Peru
Mount Humboldt at sunset

The Andes are the location of several high plateaus—some of which host major cities such as Quito, Bogotá, Cali, Arequipa, Medellín, Bucaramanga, Sucre, Mérida, El Alto and La Paz.

A map of the endorheic river basins that characterize the altiplano. In the north is Lake Titicaca and the Desaguadero River system; in the south is the Salar de Uyuni salt flat. The non-endorheic altiplano extends southward into Argentina and Chile.

Altiplano

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A map of the endorheic river basins that characterize the altiplano. In the north is Lake Titicaca and the Desaguadero River system; in the south is the Salar de Uyuni salt flat. The non-endorheic altiplano extends southward into Argentina and Chile.
La Paz, Bolivia, is the second-largest city located in the Altiplano
Volcanoes in Sajama National Park (Parinacota and Pomerape)
A rock sculpted by wind erosion (or Aeolian processes) in the Bolivian Altiplano.
The Bolivian Altiplano at about 4,250 m (14,000 feet). The snow-covered peaks of the Cordillera Real rise in the background.

The Altiplano (Spanish for "high plain"), Collao (Quechua and Aymara: Qullaw, meaning "place of the Qulla") or Andean Plateau, in west-central South America, is the most extensive high plateau on Earth outside Tibet.

Mount Artos, Lake Van from Akhtamar Island

Armenian highlands

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Mount Artos, Lake Van from Akhtamar Island
Armenian highlands Ptolemy Cosmographia 1467
Armenian highlands and Caucasus mountains
The natural borders of the Armenian plateau and its peripheral regions according to H. F. B. Lynch (1901).
Map of massacre locations and deportation and extermination centers during the Armenian genocide 1915-1916.

The Armenian highlands (Հայկական լեռնաշխարհ; also known as the Armenian Upland, Armenian plateau, or Armenian tableland ) is the most central and the highest of the three plateaus that together form the northern sector of Western Asia.

Location of the Iranian plateau near the boundaries between the Eurasian Plate and the Arabian/Indian plates

Iranian plateau

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Geological feature in Western Asia, Central Asia, and South Asia.

Geological feature in Western Asia, Central Asia, and South Asia.

Location of the Iranian plateau near the boundaries between the Eurasian Plate and the Arabian/Indian plates

In spite of being called a plateau, it is far from flat, and contains several mountain ranges, with its highest point being Noshaq in the Hindu Kush at 7492 m, and its lowest point being the Lut Desert to the east of Kerman, Iran, at below 300 m.

Glen Affric in the Scottish Highlands.

Highland

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Glen Affric in the Scottish Highlands.

Highlands or uplands are areas of high elevation such as a mountainous region, elevated mountainous plateau or high hills.

Rangipo Desert of the North Island Volcanic Plateau. Numerous tephra layers are visible.

Volcanic plateau

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Rangipo Desert of the North Island Volcanic Plateau. Numerous tephra layers are visible.
The Pajarito Plateau in New Mexico, United States is an example of a volcanic plateau

A volcanic plateau is a plateau produced by volcanic activity.