critical bottom slope

critical bottom slope

[′krid·ə·kəl ′bäd·əm ‚slōp]
(geology)
The depth distribution in which depth d of an ocean increases with latitude φ according to an equation of the form d = d0 sin φ + constant.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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