continental shelf

continental shelf

  1. (oceanography) The outer area of a land mass covered by a shallow sea that extends into open ocean.
  • French: plateau continental
  • German: Schelf, Kontinentalschelf, Kontinentalsockel, Festlandssockel
  • Italian: piattaforma continentale
  • Portuguese: plataforma continental
  • Russian: континента́льный шельф
  • Spanish: plataforma continental

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