Sandy Coast (Shore) and Neritic Depositional System

  • Xinghe Yu
  • Shengli Li
  • Shunli Li
Part of the Advances in Oil and Gas Exploration & Production book series (AOGEP)


As we know, the marine environment is quite different from the continent. In addition to physical and chemical conditions, there are great disparities between coastal and submarine deposition conditions and processes. Because submarine environment characteristics are related to seawater depth, the sea area can be divided by seawater depth into four zones, shore (coast), shallow sea, semi-deep sea, and deep sea. The continental shelf (also called shelf), continental slope, continental rise (also called continental apron), and ocean floor (also called abyssal plain) can be divided by the geomorphic features of the continental margin. Shelf break is the turning point (or zone) of the continental shelf and continental slope.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.China University of GeosciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.China University of GeosciencesBeijingChina

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