oceanic trench


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oceanic trench

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(Geological Science) a long narrow steep-sided depression in the earth's oceanic crust, usually lying above a subduction zone

oceanic trench


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A deep, narrow trough in an ocean floor.
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The group's study is focused on the density, diversity and distribution patterns of benthic fauna, among others in the Atacama Trench, which is an oceanic trench in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
(2013) High rates of microbial carbon turnover in sediments in the deepest oceanic trench on Earth.
10c) and the accretionary complex began to grow, gradually forming a ridge that emerged above sea level leading to the creation of a retro-wedge basin separated from the oceanic trench (Fig.
Large amounts of water deep in Earth "We found that fault zones that form in the deep oceanic trench offshore Northern Japan persist to depths of up to 150 km.
The waters around the islands are 100 to 150 meters deep and there is a 2,000-meter-deep oceanic trench between the islands and Japan's Okinawa islands.
Japan is situated on the "Ring of Fire" arc of volcanoes and oceanic trenches that partly encircles the Pacific Basin.
Japan, situated on the "Ring of Fire" arc of volcanoes and oceanic trenches that partly encircles the Pacific Basin, accounts for about 20 percent of the world's earthquakes of magnitude 6 or greater.
It is also large over the seas around islands and large oceanic trenches, such as the Bering Sea, the Japan seas, the Indonesian seas, and the Caribbean Sea.
Objective: With this project, called HADES, we aim to provide the first detailed, combined analysis of benthic diagenesis and microbial ecology of some of the deepest oceanic trenches on Earth.
Thus it is associated with a continuous series of oceanic trenches, colacanic arcs, and volcanic belts as well as plate movements.
The European-based research group will be partnered by teams in China, Chile, New Zealand, Costa Rica and South Africa in order to target distant oceanic trenches to facilitate harvesting material from extremely remote areas of the underwater world such as the Atacama Trench located in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
The Solomon Islands form part of the Ring Of Fire, a zone of volcanic arcs and oceanic trenches encircling the Pacific basin.