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Morphology and amplitude map of basal erosional surface underlying two slope channels, with top surface of channel fill added Scene

VSA Author: Zoltan Sylvester
Organization: Shell
Interpretations: 0
Date Created: 2010-05-25

This seismic horizon is the basal surface of a delta-to-slope system (see parent regional project). It is draped with seismic amplitude extracted along the horizon (red = high amplitude, blue = low amplitude). The image also shows the top surface of the youngest channel fill in the channel on the left. Seismic data is courtesy of CGGVeritas. Image presented at the "Frontiers of Seismic Geomorphology" showcase held at the Geological Society, London, June, 2010.


  • Scene Administrator:
    • Zoltan Sylvester
  • VSA Author:
    • Zoltan Sylvester

Geological Interpretation

Deformation Structures
Normal Faults

Depositional Architecture
Channel / Channel Levee, Volumes

Depositional Environment
Middle, Upper

Depositional Processes
Turbidites, Mass Wasting and Transport

Sediment Composition

Age of Strata

Geographic Context

Political Geography
United States of America


Data Presentation
Vertical Scale - Time

Image Type
Horizon/Surface Map