continental crust

континентальная кора

English-Russian dictionary of geology. 2011.

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  • continental crust — noun The part of the earth s crust lying underneath the large landmasses • • • Main Entry: ↑continent …   Useful english dictionary

  • Continental crust — The thickness of the Earth s crust (km). The continental crust is the layer of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks which form the continents and the areas of shallow seabed close to their shores, known as continental shelves. This layer… …   Wikipedia

  • continental crust — /ˌkɒntənɛntəl ˈkrʌst/ (say .kontuhnentuhl krust) noun Geology that portion of the lithosphere which comprises the earth s continents and the shallow seabeds surrounding the continents. See sial. Compare oceanic crust …   Australian English dictionary

  • continental crust —   is the layer of granitic, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks which form the continents and the areas of shallow seabed close to their shores, known as continental shelves …   Geography glossary

  • Crust (geology) — Geologic provinces of the world (USGS)   Shield …   Wikipedia

  • Continental collision — For general context, see Plate tectonics. Cartoon of a tectonic collision between two continents Continental collision is a phenomenon of the plate tectonics of Earth that occurs at convergent boundaries. Continental collision is a variation on… …   Wikipedia

  • Continental drift — This article is about the development of the continental drift hypothesis before 1958. For the contemporary theory, see plate tectonics. Antonio Snider Pellegrini s Illustration of the closed and opened Atlantic Ocean (1858). Continental drift is …   Wikipedia

  • Continental margin —   Sediment   …   Wikipedia

  • Continental shelf of Russia — Contents 1 2001 extension claim 1.1 Additional research 1.2 International response …   Wikipedia

  • Continental shelf — Marine habitats Anatomy of a continental shelf off the south eastern coast of the United States Littoral zone Intertidal zone …   Wikipedia

  • continental slope — Physical Geog. a steep slope separating a continental shelf and a deep ocean basin. [1905 10] * * * Seaward border of a continental shelf. The world s combined continental slope is about 200,000 mi (300,000 km) long and descends at an average… …   Universalium

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