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Channel-levee system and shelf-edge delta Scene

VSA Author: Zoltan Sylvester
Organization: Shell
Interpretations: 0
Date Created: 2010-05-24

This perspective view shows the top surface a channel-levee system(see regional project), draped with thickness (red=thick, blue = thin). Note the slope gullies sourced by the youngest delta lobe (upper left corner of the image). 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

Depositional Architecture
Channel / Channel Levee, Clinoform, Mass Transport Complex, Canyons / Ravines / Gullies

Depositional Environment
Deltas and Estuaries, Middle, Upper, Wave-dominated

Depositional Processes
Turbidites, Mass Wasting and Transport

Sediment Composition

Age of Strata

Geographic Context

Political Geography
United States of America


Survey Information

Data Presentation
Vertical Scale - Time

Image Type
Horizon/Surface Map