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PREFERRED TERM
continental shelf setting  
TYPE
  • http://purl.org/net/provenance/ns#DataItem

DEFINITION
  • That part of the ocean floor that is between the shoreline and the continental slope (or, when there is no noticeable continental slope, a depth of 200 m). It is characterized by its gentle slope of 0.1 degree (Jackson, 1997, p. 138). Continental shelves have a classic shoreline-shelf-slope profile termed 'clinoform'.
DESCRIPTION
  • That part of the ocean floor that is between the shoreline and the continental slope (or, when there is no noticeable continental slope, a depth of 200 m). It is characterized by its gentle slope of 0.1 degree (Jackson, 1997, p. 138). Continental shelves have a classic shoreline-shelf-slope profile termed 'clinoform'.
IDENTIFIER
  • continentalShelfSetting
TITLE
  • continental shelf setting
URI
http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/codelist/EventEnvironmentValue/continentalShelfSetting
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