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Detail of basal surface of two slope channels, with cross sections of the levees Scene

VSA Author: Zoltan Sylvester
Organization: Shell
Interpretations: 0
Date Created: 2010-05-24

This is a 3D view of the basal surface of two slope channel-levee systems (see parent regional project), draped with seismic amplitude (red = high amplitude, blue = low amplitude). The channel to the right widens as it enters a slide scar. Thicker levees develop in this area. Seismic data is courtesy of CGGVeritas. Image presented at the "Frontiers of Seismic Geomorphology" showcase held at the Geological Society, London, June, 2010.


  • Scene Administrator:
    • Zoltan Sylvester
  • VSA Author:
    • Zoltan Sylvester

Geological Interpretation

Depositional Architecture
Channel / Channel Levee, Mass Transport Complex

Depositional Environment
Middle, Upper

Depositional Processes
Turbidites, Mass Wasting and Transport

Sediment Composition

Age of Strata

Geographic Context

Political Geography
United States of America


Survey Information

Data Presentation
Vertical Scale - Time

Image Type