Continental Rise-
Definition: The gently sloping transition between the continental slope and the deep ocean floor, usually characterized by coalescence of submarine alluvial fans.
How is a Continental Rise formed?
Portion of the ocean floor rising gently from the abyssal plain toward the steeper continental slope.external image fig1a1.GIF
external image continental_shelf.png
Sources:
http://encyclopedia.farlex.com/continental+rise
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/continental+rise
By: Ruby Goldberg