Shelf break

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Definition of Shelf break:
The steepening of the bottom that marks the seaward limit of the continental shelf and the beginning of the continental slope. [1]
This is the common definition for Shelf break, other definitions can be discussed in the article


References

  1. Pinet P.R. 1998.Invitation to Oceanography. Jones and Barlett Publishers. p. 508