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Basal grooves beneath mass-transport deposits Regional Project

VSA Author: Henry Posamentier
Scenes: 2
Interpretations: 0
Date Created: 2010-06-07

Illuminated horizon draped with time structure (warm colors denote bathymetric highs and cool colors denote bathymetric lows) and associated transverse seismic amplitude section illustrating basal grooves beneath mass-transport deposits within channels. Seismic data courtesy of Western Geophysical. Image presented at the "Frontiers of Seismic Geomorphology" showcase held at the Geological Society, London, June, 2010.



Scenes related to this Regional Project

Basal grooves, another composite image Scene

VSA Author: Henry Posamentier
Interpretations: 0
Date Created: 2010-06-07

Illuminated horizon with time structure overlain (warm colors indicate bathymetric highs and cool colors indicate bathymetric lows), with associated transverse seismic amplitude section, illustrating deep erosional scour at the base of a mass-transport deposit. Not the same location as the regional project. Seismic data courtesy of Western Geophysical.

Basal grooves, Dip azimuth horizon attribute Scene

VSA Author: Henry Posamentier
Interpretations: 0
Date Created: 2010-06-07

Dip azimuth horizon attribute illustrating pseudo relief of the basal grooves beneath a mass transport channel shown in the regional project. Small inset represents a seismic amplitude stratal slice illustrating channelized morphology. Yellow arrows indicate margins of mass-transport channel, white and rose-colored arrows indicate transport direction (seismic data courtesy of Western ...



Details:

  • Regional Project Administrator:
    • Taija Torvela
  • VSA Author:
    • Henry Posamentier

Geological Interpretation

Depositional Architecture
Channel / Channel Levee, Striations, Mass Transport Complex

Geological Context

Tectonics
Mega-slides/slumps

Geophysics

Image Type
Horizon/Surface Map