Eastern Plain

Eastern Plain

 

a plain beneath the ice in the southeastern part of eastern Antarctica, between the mountain ranges on the Dufek and Shackleton coasts and the subglacial Gamburtsev Mountains. A large portion of the glacier’s bed in this region is below sea level. In places the surface of the Eastern Plain rises above 200 m. The thickness of the ice sheet over the Eastern Plain is 3,000-3,500 m. The plain was discovered as a result of surveying research from 1959 to 1961 carried out by USSR and US antarctic expeditions.

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The salmon on the west side of the Rocky Mountains are, like the buffalo on the eastern plains, vast migratory supplies for the wants of man, that come and go with the seasons.
Three years after the refugees entered Nepal's eastern plain lands via India in 1991, Kathmandu and Thimphu had held the first ministerial-level meet that decided to categorize the refugees into four groups -- Bhutanese, Bhutanese who emigrated, Bhutanese who had committed crimes and non-Bhutanese.
Spencer Thomas joined the bank as vice president and senior private client advisor for the Northern Colorado and Eastern Plain branches.
Relatively cold conditions continue in Amman and the hilly areas on Sunday and Monday, but it will be fair in the Badia and eastern plains with some clouds and easterly to north easterly winds stirring dust in the desert areas.
With unemployment rates generally lower on the Eastern Plains than in much of Colorado, finding employees can be a challenge, Stambaugh says.
Each year more than two million animals--wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores--migrate from the eastern plains through central Serengeti and northward to Masai Mara and back again in a search for water and fresh grasses.
The Gangetic Plains, Eastern Plains and Central India, collectively, contributed to 10 per cent of the total new discoveries of 2014.
Rural healthcare facilities are currently participating in iCARE representing all parts of the state from the eastern plains to the western slope.
The eastern plains are dominated by shortgrass and midgrass prairies, Conservation Reserve Program plantings, and agricultural development.
It is important for these objects to be seen here in Kansas City on the eastern Plains.
Also, heavy snow will develop from the eastern Plains to the Great Lakes today, with up to a foot of accumulation possible.

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