Abyssal plain

From MarineSpecies Introduced Traits Wiki
Revision as of 09:44, 30 July 2008 by Ktopke (talk | contribs) (New page: {{Definition|title=Abyssal plain|definition=A flat area on the deep-sea floor having a very gentle slope of less than one meter per kilometer, and consisting chiefly of graded terrigenous ...)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search
Definition of Abyssal plain:
A flat area on the deep-sea floor having a very gentle slope of less than one meter per kilometer, and consisting chiefly of graded terrigenous sediments known as turbidites. [1]
This is the common definition for Abyssal plain, other definitions can be discussed in the article


References

  1. Pinet P.R. 1998.Invitation to Oceanography. Jones and Barlett Publishers. p. 508