Unformatted text preview: the abyssal plain. Continental shelf-is an underwater landmass which extends from a continent, resulting in an area of relatively shallow water known as a shelf sea. Continental slope- the slope between the outer edge of the continental shelf and the deep ocean floor. Deep-ocean basin- there are other undersea geomorphological features such as the continental shelves Deep-ocean trench- any long, narrow, steep-sided depression in the ocean bottom in which occur the maximum oceanic depths, Deep-sea fan- are underwater geological structures associated with large-scale sediment deposition and formed by turbidity currents. Echo sounder- describes a way of using sound to measure distances underwater. Guyot- is an isolated underwater volcanic mountain (seamount), with a flat top over 200 metres (660 feet) below the surface of the sea. Mid-ocean ridge- an underwater mountain range, formed by plate tectonics....
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- Spring '13
- Plate Tectonics, Continent, continental crust, Continental shelf, deep ocean floor