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Salt pillow - North Sea Scene

VSA Author: Rob Butler
Interpretations: 1
Date Created: 2020-01-21

Detail of regional line through Netherlands sector of North Sea - see interpretation....



Interpretations related to this Scene

Interpreted salt pillow Interpretation

VSA Author: Rob Butler
Date Created: 2020-01-21

North Sea salt pillow. In this interpretation the "pillow" is considered to be a relict part of the partially migrated mother salt - because it appears to contain a clutter of less mobile units (discontinuous high-amplitude reflectors) that would be residual and jamming up the salt channel . It is welded out to the side. This deflation of salt happened before the labelled unconformity...



Details:

  • Scene Administrator:
    • Rob Butler
  • VSA Author:
    • Rob Butler

Geological Context

Plate Settings and Margins
Continental

Tectonics
Salt

Basin Setting
Continental Rifts

Geographic Context

Physical Geography
Shallow Seas

Political Geography
Netherlands, Kingdom of the

Geophysics

Survey Information
Marine, Multichannel 2D

Data Presentation
Vertical Scale - Time

Image Type
Vertical Profile