A borderland, in oceanography or coastal waters geology, is an undersea feature name defined by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) as “a region adjacent to a continent, normally occupied by or bordering a shelf and sometimes emerging as islands, that is irregular or blocky in plan or profile, with depths well in excess of those typical of a shelf.”
In the coastal and oceanographic literature, there are numerous world regions described as coastal waters borderlands. Some prominent examples are the Chukchi Sea borderland and the southern California borderland.
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- Physical Oceanography Index
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