Definitions for "Continental Shelf"
The gently sloping submerged edge of a continent, extending commonly to a depth of about 200 m to the edge of the continental slope.
An area of the seabed and the subsoil adjacent to the coast but beyond the territorial sea in which the coastal State has sovereign rights for the purpose of exploration, control and exploitation of the living and natural resources. The extent of the area can be defined by formulae developed by LOSC.
The submerged continental land mass, not usually deeper than 200 m. The shelf may extend from a few miles off the coastline to several hundred miles.
Keywords:  bog, peat
Peat Bog
Keywords:  phreatic, eruption
Phreatic Eruption