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Namibia whole slope 2D profile Regional Project

VSA Author: Rob Butler
Scenes: 2
Interpretations: 1
Date Created: 2008-01-30

Uninterpreted regional line across the passive margin of SW Africa, from the shelf of the Orange Basin to the floor of the Atlantic. Data courtesy of CGGVeritas.



Scenes related to this Regional Project

toethrusts Namibia DW Scene

VSA Author: Rob Butler
Interpretations: 1
Date Created: 2008-01-30

Toe thrust systems in DW offshore Namibia. Clean image.

Upslope extension Namibia Scene

VSA Author: Rob Butler
Interpretations: 1
Date Created: 2008-01-30

Extensional fault systems and detachment, upper slope Namibian offshore.

Interpretations related to this Regional Project

Namibia whole slope interpretation 1 Interpretation

VSA Author: Rob Butler
Date Created: 2008-01-30

Large-scale linked extension-contractional system on the SW African continental margin. This gravity sliding system is detached on mud, presumably driven in part by tectonic basement inversion on the shelf, coupled to sedimentation by the proto-Orange fan.



Details:

  • Regional Project Administrator:
    • Rob Butler
  • VSA Author:
    • Rob Butler

Geological Interpretation

Basement
Oceanic Crust, Transitional Crust, Continental Crust

Geological Context

Plate Settings and Margins
Passive

Tectonics
DW fold-thrust belts, Inversion

Basin Setting
Passive Margin

Geographic Context

Physical Geography
Shelves, Shelf-Slopes

Political Geography
Namibia, Republic of