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All Namibian Margin Balancing - overview Interpretation

VSA Author: Rob Butler
Date Created: 2009-08-17

This interpreted section shows arbitrary picks and designation of units in the extensional domain, and two markers in the contractional domain. Note that the vertical exaggeration is approximately 7:1 . assuming a mean seismic velocity of 2.7 km/s. See the scenes for this image for further comments.


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

Geological Interpretation

Deformation Structures
Forced Folds, Listric, Antiform, Roll-Over Anticlines, Mud, Detachments, Imbricates, Branching

Tectonostratigraphic Style
Pre-tectonic, Growth Strata, Post-tectonic, Syn-tectonic

Depositional Architecture

Age of Strata
Cenozoic, Cretaceous

Age of Deformation

Geological Context

Plate Settings and Margins

DW fold-thrust belts, Shale

Basin Setting
Passive Margin

Geographic Context

Physical Geography

Political Geography
Namibia, Republic of


Survey Information
Marine, Multichannel 2D

Data Presentation
Vertical Scale - Time, Amplitude

Image Type
Vertical Profile