Intercontinental Seas

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Intercontinental Seas

 

seas lying between two or more continents, for example, the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. Intercontinental seas are generally located within contemporary geosynclinal regions, are very deep, and often have islands. They have independent systems of currents and tides and a distinctive vertical distribution of temperature, salinity, density, and gases.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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