THE BOTTOM RELIEF OF THE BERING SEA,
AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY BOSTON MASS
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The Bering Sea is a deep-water sea with a maximum depth of 4420 m in Kamchatskiy Proliv and somewhat lesser depths 4151 and 4096 m, as far as is known in the deep trough of the sea. The Bering Sea is much deeper than the shallow seas along the continental shelf. This is the deepest sea in the Far East its maximum depth is 751 m greater than the corresponding depth of the Sea of Japan 3669 m and 1046 m greater than that of the Sea of Okhotsk 3370m. In the region north of Kamchatskiy Proliv, the bottom rises in the form of a sill, whose depth does not exceed 3589 m. The main feature of the Bering Sea is its division into two distinct parts a vast shallow water area with depths less than 200 m and a deep basin with depths greater than 3000 m.