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continental slope

continental slope The relatively steeply sloping surface that extends from the outer edge of a continental shelf down to the continental rise. The total relief is substantial, ranging from 1 km to 10 km, but the slope is not precipitous and ranges from 1° to 15° of slope (average 4°). Along many coasts of the world the slope is furrowed by deep submarine canyons, terminating as fan-shaped deposits at the base.

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continental slope

continental slope The relatively steeply sloping surface that extends from the outer edge of a continental shelf down to the continental rise. The total relief is substantial, ranging from 1 km to 10 km, but the slope is not precipitous and ranges from 1° to 15° of slope (average 4°). Along many coasts of the world the slope is furrowed by deep submarine canyons, terminating as fan-shaped deposits at the base.

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