ocean basin

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ocean basin

[′ō·shən ′bā·sən]
(geology)
The great depression occupied by the ocean on the surface of the lithosphere.
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That, in turn, would help explain how rigid tectonic plates move and how ocean basins form.
That has to do with how much space is available in its ocean basins to store water before it floods and submerges any landmasses.
Three ocean basins --the North Atlantic, Eastern and Western Pacific basins --experienced above-normal storm activity in 2016.
Spatially varying sea level rise can be caused by several mechanisms, and the ocean's role is one such mechanism that is not adequately understood, especially along the western boundaries of ocean basins (eastern coasts of continents).
These beacons would be set up around the ocean basins," he said.
Navy's ability to provide precise, global positioning throughout the ocean basins.
Once you add up the floating plastic in the garbage patches in the other four ocean basins, that number almost doubles.
COMPARING SPONGE AND MICROBIAL SYMBIONT SPECIATION PATTERNS ACROSS OCEAN BASINS.
Some stay local; others migrate across the entire ocean basins.
The cause of the cold spell is thought to have been the break-up of the "supercontinent" Pangaea, which opened up new ocean basins around Africa, South America and Europe.
Recent studies have shown a significant impact of air-sea interaction processes like El Nino and El Nino Modoki on cyclone activity over different ocean basins.
The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of the world's five ocean basins.

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