ocean basin

ocean basin

[′ō·shən ′bā·sən]
(geology)
The great depression occupied by the ocean on the surface of the lithosphere.
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The Kamchatka Peninsula is located on the volatile Ring of Fire, which encircles the Pacific Ocean basin and is one of the world's most seismically active zones.
Even at those high speeds, however, a tsunami can take up to half a day to traverse an ocean basin.
Geological interpretation indicates the sands were deposited as extensive deltaic sands at the edge of the ocean basin.
By extending the contract, India's exclusive rights for exploration of Polymetallic Nodules in the allotted Area in the Central Indian Ocean Basin will continue and would open up new opportunities for resources of commercial and strategic value in area beyond national jurisdiction.
A fissure in the remote Afar desert in northeastern Ethiopia could represent the creation of a new ocean basin, say scientists.
Fratantoni and his colleagues field-tested this propulsion system about 2 weeks ago in an ocean basin in the Bahamas that's more than 2 km deep.
Contract awarded for Invitation to quote for architectural model works for proposed deepwater ocean basin with workshop and 4-storey research building at prince georges park within the national university of singapore (sc199)
The compound is produced by tiny phytoplankton and preserved in cores of ocean sediment drawn from the mid-latitude Pacific Ocean basin.
A team including Head reported evidence last year that the northern lowlands represent a dried-up ocean basin (SN: 4/4/98, p.
In addition to variability within an ocean basin, we would like to understand the large differences in salt concentration among ocean basins.
Contract awarded for Invitation to quote for architectural visualisation works for proposed deepwater ocean basin with workshop and 4-storey research building at prince georges park within the national university of singapore (sc199)
This melt-rich layer is actually quite spotty under the Pacific Ocean basin and surrounding areas, as revealed by my analysis of seismometer data," said Dr.