World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

East African Plateau

Article Id: WHEBN0030418953
Reproduction Date:

Title: East African Plateau  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Geography of Africa, African Great Lakes, Eastern miombo woodlands, Geography of Tanzania, Gregory Rift
Collection: African Great Lakes, Geography of Africa, Plateaus of Africa
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

East African Plateau

East African Plateau is a huge plateau in the eastern part of central Africa. Its elevation is mostly between 1000 and 1500 metres. It is subdivided into a number of zones running north and south and consisting in turn of ranges, tablelands and depressions. The most striking feature is the existence of two great lines of depression, due largely to the subsidence of whole segments of the Earth's crust, the lowest parts of which are occupied by vast lakes. Towards the south the two lines converge and give place to one great valley (occupied by Lake Nyasa), the southern part of which is less distinctly due to rifting and subsidence than the rest of the system.

External links

  • Robert J. Last, Andrew A. Nyblade, Charles A. Langston, Thomas J. Owens: Crustal structure of the East African Plateau from receiver functions and Rayleigh wave phase velocities JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 102, NO. Bll, PAGES 24,469-24,483, NOVEMBER 10, 1997
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.