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the relatively shallow (up to 200 meters) seabed surrounding a continent

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The enrichment zones (areas) of abundant hydrocarbon are mainly developed in the passive continental margin, active continental margin and continental rift system in the global [23].
In order to test stratigraphic models that describe facies distributions in continental margins, it is critical to correlate beds at high precision across several depositional environments.
Detrital zircon studies reported by Dickinson and Gehrels (2003) confirm a suggestion made first by Dickinson (1988) that much of the thick Paleozoic and early Mesozoic detrital succession present in the Colorado Plateau area (including the units exposed in the Grand Canyon) were derived by uplift and erosion of the eastern continental margin.
Geomorphology and stability of the continental margin constitute a priority scientific objective of CANA and Bathymetric data are also essential to understand and manage fishery resources.
a) For the purposes of this Convention, the coastal State shall establish the outer edge of the continental margin wherever the margin extends beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured, by either:
The refraction method revealed along to Rio Grande do Sul and the Uruguay's continental margin a 1.
Gas hydrates have been well-studied in the Makran region of the Pakistan continental margin, although few indications have so far been noted of their widespread presence in the Indus Fan region.
The eastern Canadian continental margin is also susceptible to landsliding, as demonstrated by the historic event of the 1929 Grand Banks earthquake, landslide and tsunami.
Most intriguingly, these same deep sea reflectors appear to be linked to continental-margin reflectors that are associated with major changes in global sea level, indicating a clear connection between margin and deep sea and continental margin processes.
Leg 112 holes were drilled on the continental margin of South America, under which the Nazca plate is subducting.
The project will also examine organic carbon distributions along the continental margin of the East Coast and collect data for ocean acidification studies.
2008, North American continental margin records of the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum: Implications for global carbon and hydrological cycling: Paleoceanography, v.
Continental margin sedimentation; from sediment transport to sequence stratigraphy.
Extending from the beach to the base of the continental rise, continental margin waters are the "ocean" most familiar to Earth's human population.
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