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WINCH line 1 Regional Project

VSA Author: Taija Torvela
Scenes: 0
Interpretations: 1
Date Created: 2009-03-19

The 42 km long WINCH 1 is located 15km to the north of BIRPS MOIST profile. See also the BIRPS GRID survey. See docs & links of the BIRPS WINCH survey for a location map.

Interpretations related to this Regional Project

Deep structure - Outer Isles Fault - from WINCH 1 profile Interpretation

VSA Author: Rob Butler
Date Created: 2021-03-12

An interpretation of BIRPS' WINCH-1 profile (from 1982) that images the crust crust around the Outer Isles Fault, offshore N Scotland - along with the enigmatic sub-Moho structure. A discussion of this interpretation and how it has been built features in a video on "The Shear Zone" YouTube channel - connected via "docs and links"


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

Geological Interpretation

Moho, Continental Crust

Geological Context

Plate Settings and Margins

Orogenic Belt

Basin Setting
Passive Margin

Geographic Context

Physical Geography

Political Geography
Ireland, United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland


Survey Information
Marine, Multichannel 2D, >10s

Data Presentation
Vertical Scale - Time, Amplitude

Image Type
Vertical Profile