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contine  search
continental  search
SNA valid term through 1977. See continental crust; continental drift; continental margin.
continental borderland  search
UFborderland, continental
RTcontinental margin
 continental shelf
 continental slope
SNThe area of the continental margin between the shoreline and the continental slope which is topographically more complex than the continental shelf.
continental crust  search
BTcrust
 .continental crust
UFcontinental type
RTtransition zones
 plate tectonics
 underplating
 microcontinents
 CALCRUST
 COCORP
 Illinois Deep Hole Project
 Lg-waves
 oceanization
 Sn-waves
SNAlso search crust AND continental type; crust AND continental; continental AND genesis. Added to Thesaurus in 1981.
continental displacement  search
continental drift  search
continental dunes  search
BTdunes
 .continental dunes
BTeolian features
 .continental dunes
RTgeomorphology
 shore features
 foredunes
SNThis term has multiple hierarchies. Added to Thesaurus in 1981.
continental environment  search
USEterrestrial environment
continental margin  search
UFmargin, continental
RTcontinental rise
 ocean floors
 active margins
 AMCOR
 continental shelf
 continental slope
 island arcs
 aseismic margins
 Continental Offshore Stratigraphic Test
 back-arc basins
 continental borderland
 continental margin sedimentation
 continents
 cratons
 passive
SNUse term to denote both shelf and slope. Also search continental AND margin.
continental margin sedimentation  search
BTsedimentation
 .continental margin sedimentation
RTcontinental margin
 continental shelf
 continental slope
SNAdded to Thesaurus in 1989.
continental migration  search
Continental Offshore Stratigraphic Test  search
RToceanography
 continental margin
 Alaska
 stratigraphy
 continental shelf
 continental slope
 cores
 marine drilling
 offshore
 Atlantic Ocean
 cost
SNAlso search COST in conjunction with appropriate state or region. Added to Thesaurus in 1989.
continental platform  search
USEcontinental shelf
continental rise  search
UFrise, continental
RTabyssal plains
 ocean floors
 continental margin
 marine geology
 continental slope
 HEBBLE
 nepheloid layer
Continental Scientific Drilling Program  search
UFCSDP
RTdrilling
 programs
SNAdded to Thesaurus in 1989.
continental seas  search
USEepicontinental seas
continental shelf  search
NTinner shelf
 outer shelf
UFcontinental platform
 continental terrace
 shelf, continental
RTcontinental margin
 ecology
 marine geology
 AMCOR
 continental slope
 ocean circulation
 Continental Offshore Stratigraphic Test
 currents
 continental borderland
 continental margin sedimentation
 continents
 epicontinental seas
 insular shelf
 ocean currents
 ocean
SNFor studies of geological processes taking place on the shelf. Restricted to the modern shelf area. Also search continental AND shelf. Indexed with both land and sea geographic terms.
continental slope  search
NTinner slope
 outer slope
UFslope, continental
RTcontinental rise
 continental margin
 ecology
 marine geology
 AMCOR
 continental shelf
 ocean circulation
 Continental Offshore Stratigraphic Test
 marginal basins
 HEBBLE
 continental borderland
 continental margin sedimentation
 continents
 hemipelagic environment
SNFor modern slope area. Use slope environment for older sedimentation. Also search continental AND slope. Indexed with with geographic terms for both land and sea.
continental terrace  search
USEcontinental shelf
continental type  search
USEcontinental crust
continents  search
RTcontinental margin
 continental shelf
 continental slope
 Earth
 continental drift
 island arcs
 isostasy
 islands
 cratons
 epicontinental seas
 epeirogeny
 marginal seas
 supercontinents
 tectonic platforms
SNUsed for discussions of continents as units (e.g. geometry of a continent).