What are some of the physical features that are found in ocean basins?
Ocean ridges, deep-sea trenches, abyssal hills, fracture zones, seamounts, and guyots are some of the major features of an ocean basin.
An ocean basin is a vast sunken area filled by sea water.
Ocean basins cover about 70% of the earth's surface.
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the physical features of an ocean basin are:
- Mountainous ocean ridges
- Deep-sea trenches
- Jagged, linear fracture zones
- Aseismic ridges
- Abyssal hills
Here's a diagram showing some of these physical features:
The basins also contain a variable amount of sedimentary fill.
Here's another diagram showing some of the major physical features of an ocean basin.
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