ch. 9 science 8th grade mr hardy

Term Definition
Continental shelf Gradually sloping end of a continent that extends beneath the ocean
Continental slope Ocean basin feature that dips steeply down from the continental shelf
Abysmal plain Flat sea floor area from 4000 to 6000 m below
Mid ocean ridge Area where new ocean floor is formed
Trench Long narrow, steep sided depression in the sea floor
continental shelf gradually sloping end of a continent that extends beneath the ocean
continental slope ocean basin feature that dips steeply down from the continental shelf
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