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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.


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

Geological Interpretation

Deformation Structures
Linked Contraction-Extension, Listric, Detachments, Imbricates, Branching

Tectonostratigraphic Style
Growth Strata, Post-tectonic

Depositional Environment
Shelf, Middle, Lower, Upper

Depositional Processes

Transitional Crust

Geological Context

DW fold-thrust belts, Inversion

Basin Setting
Passive Margin

Geographic Context

Physical Geography

Political Geography
Namibia, Republic of