Unformatted text preview: during times of low sea level. • Turbidity currents are usually triggered by earthquakes or unstable build up of sediments. o They can explain how Terrigenous sediment gets far out into the abyssal plains. ← ← The Deep Ocean: • 53% of the Earths Surface, and close to ¾ of the ocean’s surface. • Abyssal Plain: • Mid-ocean Ridge: • Fracture Zones: • Trenches • Abyssal Hills/Seamounts: ←...
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- Fall '07
- Oceanography, Continent, Arctic Ocean, Continental shelf, Pelagic sediments