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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.


  • Interpretation Administrator:
    • Rob Butler
  • VSA Author:
    • Rob Butler

Geological Interpretation

Depositional Architecture
Sediment Patches

Depositional Environment

Depositional Processes
Contour Current

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