Trough (geology)

feature in geology
Bathymetric features of the Rockall Trough northwest of Scotland and Ireland

In geology, a trough is a linear structural depression that extends laterally over a distance, while being less steep than a trench.

A trough can be a narrow basin or a geologic rift, often formed at the rim of a tectonic plate.

There are various oceanic troughs, troughs found under oceans; examples include

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