The Blue Zone of the Planet Earth

  • Abhijit Mitra
  • Sufia Zaman


The ocean basin has unique designs and sculptures similar to the land features above it. Mountain ranges, canyons, valleys, and vast plains are all the important components of the underwater landscape. These physical features of the ocean bottom are called bathygraphic features, and unlike their counterpart topographic features on land, they change at relatively slow pace. Erosion is slow in the relatively calm recesses of the ocean, and changes are mainly attributed to sedimentation, uplifting, and subsidence.


Wave Height Continental Shelf Continental Slope Tidal Wave Ocean Floor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Marine ScienceUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Division of OceanographyTechno India UniversityKolkataIndia

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