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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30, a period experts consider the most likely for tropical activity in the ocean basin.
Fiji is located in the socalled Ring of Fire area of the Pacific Ocean basin, where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.
The Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) mission is flying two NASA instrumented Global Hawk aircraft to investigate how hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean basin form and change in intensity.
This region, along with parts of eastern Australia and scattered regions in every major ocean basin, were record warm.
The new study is based on an extremely well-preserved shark fossil collected by Ohio University professors Royal Mapes and Gene Mapes in Arkansas, where an ocean basin once was home to a diverse marine ecosystem.
The study highlights the importance of rift orientation relative to extension direction as key factor deciding whether an ocean basin opens or an aborted rift basin forms in the continental interior.
We don't know if the currents are the same and they're using the whole ocean basin, or parts of it, or if they're up in Pakistan or India or where they're going.
I'm particularly pleased to learn that the experimental Ocean Basin at Haslar will be able to support sensitive research and development in this growing international market".
The Sarawak basin was part of a remnant ocean basin that was closed by oblique collision along the NW Borneo margin.
body has since advised the Russians to revise their submission with regard to the central Arctic Ocean Basin.
And that's just in one relatively small ocean basin.
Some refineries in the Atlantic Ocean basin are closed, which has reduced supply, while markets have experienced tension, which has upped prices.