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Near seabed, western margin of Rockall Basin Scene

VSA Author: Rob Butler
Interpretations: 1
Date Created: 2021-02-11

Detail of a sediment body on the western flank of the Rockall Basin. Significant vertical exaggeration to bring out internal architecture.

Interpretations related to this Scene

Contourite drift, Western Rockall margin Interpretation

VSA Author: Rob Butler
Date Created: 2021-02-11

A contourite drift, showing internal architecture indicative of apparent (in this orientation) up-slope migration of the sediment body. Significant active deep-marine currents are recorded for this part of the NE Atlantic.


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

Geological Context

Plate Settings and Margins

Basin Setting
Passive Margin

Geographic Context

Physical Geography
Marginal Seas, Shelf-Slopes

Political Geography


Survey Information
Marine, Multichannel 2D

Data Presentation
Vertical Scale - Time

Image Type
Vertical Profile