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passive margin basin


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A continental drainage system in which water moves from a cratonic (see craton) interior with no mountain belt younger than Mesozoic and into a passive margin. This type of drainage system is common in Africa, hence its alternative name; the Zaire River system is an example.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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