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Continental/Island Rise (Physiographic Setting)

Component: Physiographic Setting

Unique Identifier: 43

Physiographic Setting Continental/Island Rise

Definition An area that lies at the deepest part of a continental or island margin between the continental slope and the abyssal plain. The rise is a gentle incline (with slopes of 0.5° to 1°) and it has generally smooth topography—although it may bear submarine canyons.