Continental slope, seaward border of the continental shelf.
Continental feminism denotes a branch of feminist philosophy that draws on theoretical concepts and methods from the continental tradition.
As soon as the UK government tries to prevent continental European fishermen from continuing to fish in UK waters, French (and potentially other continental European fishermen) are likely to blockade UK fish (and possibly other) exports to continental Europe by physically stopping UK refrigerated trucks as they attempt to drive inland from continental Channel ports.
Shallow seas occupied the continental shelf margins surrounding the continents.
Extending from the outer edge of the continental shelf is the steep continental slope.
Submarine canyons originate either within continental slopes or on a continental shelf.
The transition from continental crust to oceanic crust usually occurs below the continental slope.
It is the name for the collective area that encompasses the continental shelf, continental slope, and continental rise.
Thus, the approach in this entry on continental feminism is limited and risks unnecessarily sharpening divisions among continental feminists.
Continental shelf, a broad, relatively shallow submarine terrace of continental crust forming the edge of a continental landmass.
As the oceanic plates are pushed toward the continental plates from the mid-ocean ridges, they descend below the continental plates into Earth’s interior.
Beyond the shelf-slope break, the continental crust thins quickly, and the rise lies partly on the continental crust and partly on the oceanic crust of the deep sea.
The term most specifically refers to the bodies that met in 1774 and 1775–81 and respectively designated as the First Continental Congress and the Second Continental Congress.
The shelf may extend either to the outer edge of the continental margin or to 200 miles from the baselines where the outer edge of the continental margin does not reach that distance.
Continental rise, a major depositional regime in oceans made up of thick sequences of continental material that accumulate between the continental slope and the abyssal plain.
Continental margins on the trailing side of tectonic plates, like those around the Atlantic Ocean, are broad, with gentle continental slopes and well-developed continental rises.
This would be consistent with the breakup of a supercontinent into several smaller continents with long continental margins (combined areas of continental shelf and continental slope).
In what follows, we discuss five themes that emerge in the work of feminists customarily associated with continental philosophy to illuminate the particular way that each combines pragmatist and continental thought.
The Blake Plateau off the southeastern United States and the continental borderland off southern California are examples of continental slopes separated from continental shelves by plateaus of intermediate depth.
Quartz arenites have also accumulated to thicknesses of hundreds and even thousands of metres on the continental shelf areas produced as passive continental margins develop during the early stages of continental rifting and the opening of an ocean basin.
- of or relating to or concerning the American colonies during and immediately after the American Revolutionary War
Example: the Continental Army
- of or relating to or characteristic of a continent
Example: the continental divide
- being or concerning or limited to a continent especially the continents of North America or Europe
Example: the continental United States
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