New Zealand Plateau

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

New Zealand Plateau

 

a submarine rise in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, bordering on New Zealand in the southeast. The plateau is about 2,000 km long and about 1,000 km wide, and the prevailing depth ranges from 200 to 1,000 m. The Bounty Trench, descending to 1,500–4,000 m, divides the plateau into the Chatham Uplift in the north and the Campbell Plateau in the south. The Chatham, Bounty, and Antipodes islands are on the New Zealand Plateau.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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