lava plateau


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lava plateau

[′lä·və pla‚tō]
(geology)
An elevated tableland or flat-topped highland that is several hundreds to several thousands of square kilometers in area; underlain by a thick succession of lava flows.
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In addition to Basin and Range, the display includes the Cascade Range Region, typified by Highway 138 between Roseburg and Mount Thielsen; the Lava Plateaus Region, along Highway 197 from The Dalles to Maupin; and the Blue Mountains Region, between Joseph and La Grande on Highway 82.
Students and teachers can download hundreds of images from the site, such as an image of a dust storm in the Gobi Desert and one of lava plateaus in Argentina.