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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"


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

Geological Interpretation

Deformation Structures
Normal Faults

Moho, Continental Crust

Geological Context

Plate Settings and Margins
Passive, Continental


Basin Setting
Continental Rifts

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