The mapping of ocean floor reveals complex and varied features, which rival the relief features on land. Discuss the reasons for the formation of main relief features of ocean along with their significance. (150 words)

Mentors Comment: Provide a brief introduction about oceanic and continental relief. Discuss the reasons for formation of various oceanic reliefs. Discuss the significance of various oceanic reliefs. Answer: The lithosphere (crust and upper mantle) has two broad relief features — continents and ocean basins, which are created by the movement of plates along plate-tectonic boundaries, … Continue reading The mapping of ocean floor reveals complex and varied features, which rival the relief features on land. Discuss the reasons for the formation of main relief features of ocean along with their significance. (150 words)