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BIRPS GRID line 17 Regional Project

VSA Author: Taija Torvela
Scenes: 0
Interpretations: 1
Date Created: 2009-05-26

GRID line 17 is 155 km long. See docs & links of the GRID survey for a location map.

Interpretations related to this Regional Project

Deep structure Western Orkney Basin - from GRID17 (SLAVE) Interpretation

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

Interpretation of the GRID 17 profile (aka Synthetic Large-Aperture Velocity Experiment) through the West Orkney Basin, offshore N Scotland, that images the crustal structure (including the Outer Isles fault zone) and the enigmatic reflectors in the upper mantle (Flannan, "W")


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

Geological Interpretation

Moho, Continental Crust

Geological Context

Plate Settings and Margins
Orogenic belts

Orogenic Belt

Basin Setting
Passive Margin

Geographic Context

Physical Geography

Political Geography
United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland


Survey Information
Marine, Multichannel 2D, >10s

Data Presentation
Vertical Scale - Time, Amplitude

Image Type
Vertical Profile