Negative Relief Forms

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Negative Relief Forms

 

relatively depressed topographic forms lying beneath the average hypsometric (barometric) level of a particular area of dry land (for example, a lowland or river valley) or of the sea floor. The outlines of negative relief forms depend on the average level selected.

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