3 Marine Benthic Provinces

3 Marine Benthic Provinces - Distributinn and Thickness...

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Unformatted text preview: Distributinn and Thickness flf‘Wflrld’s Sediments Banthic Prayincas Intertidal — Law littaral, l'intlflle littaral, High littaral, Supralitaral Estuarine C antiasntal Mar gin — Shall, Slaps, Rise Deep sea — Abyssal plain, Abyssal hill, Seammmt, Trench Ridge — Risa system — Ridge, Rise, Transfarm fault Intertidal I Ceastal features related te nlargin ehar aeter I Reeky intertidal — high energy, filter feeding erganisnls I Seft intertidal — lesser energy, grades frenl filter feeders (beach) te denesit feeders (marsh) I Streng senatien fPredater — Cflfllpetitfll‘ eentrels Estuarine High er ganie matter pr ednetien Estrenie physieal flnetnatiens Great sedimentatien rates — Tidal elnTents, waves, temp eratnre-a salinity, and light Basin shape, F‘W input and Tidal amplitude prednee eenlple's misting patterns Cnntinentnl Shelf Gentle slnpe (2:1000), 1 — ltltls km wide, mean depth 135 II] 1Vest Insjnrit}F is sediment enrered Mneh lithngennns 3:; hingennns sedilnent inpnt Grsin sise gr sdstinn i'rnni inner tn enter sheli' Mnder ste sedinlentstinn rates I flrgsnie nistter Inner sheli'prnne tn physics] distnrhsnee Brnsd sheli'hlneks lithngennns sedinient trsnsi'er tn the deep sea Centinentel Slepe Greater slepe (fififlflflfl), Depth i'renl 130m — 2 tn 3 kn] Mere relief with snhnisrine esnyens, geelegieslly unstable Less lithegenens sediments, finer grained then sheli' Lenr sedinlentstien rates I Dr genie nlstter Turbidity enrr ents, snlnnsrine esnyens, tnrhidite i'ernlstiens Little ilnetnstien in physics] teeters Centinental Rise Mederate alepe (4:: that at aheli', 9:1Illlllll) Fine grained primarily but with graded bedding at deep sea i'ana Sink i'er material trana'perted dawn alepe Depth i'renl 2 ta 4 kn] grades inte Abyssal Plain Lew er ganie eentent sedimenta- Renghly equivalent in area te C. alepe Relatively rare in Paeiiie r5 eennnen in Atlantic 43:; Indian eeeana Abyssal Plain 1Very law slepe (less than 1:1000), very expansive 1Very fine ease sediments, very law erganie matter Punctuated relief at ahyssal hills 3: seamennts primarily in the Paeiiie Estr emely law sedimentation rate Essentnally ne flnetnatien in physical factors Ridge 3.: Rise New crust and therefore little sediment Higher than Abyssal Plsih hyl—S km Tempersl and spatial fluetusthm in physics] i'seters [hie te geothermal preeesses Leeslisetl ergsmie rieh rent [lepesits Seme hydregeneus deposits & fermstiens ...
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