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Upslope extension Namibia Scene

VSA Author: Rob Butler
Interpretations: 1
Date Created: 2008-01-30

Extensional fault systems and detachment, upper slope Namibian offshore.

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Interpreted section of extension upslope Namibia Interpretation

VSA Author: Rob Butler
Date Created: 2008-01-30

Interpretation (by Rob Butler) of the extensional provide in the gravitational collapse system, offshore Namibia. The extensional basins are brim-fill of growth strata. They appear to have ponded most/all of the sediment coming off the Namibian shelf during the gravitational collapse. The system is sealed stratigraphically, with only minor faulting continuing into the younger drape. ...


  • Scene Administrator:
    • Rob Butler
  • VSA Author:
    • Rob Butler

Geological Interpretation

Deformation Structures
Listric, Roll-Over Anticlines, Detachments, Branching

Tectonostratigraphic Style
Growth Strata

Depositional Environment

Geological Context

Plate Settings and Margins

DW fold-thrust belts

Basin Setting
Passive Margin

Geographic Context

Physical Geography

Political Geography
Namibia, Republic of


Survey Information
Marine, Multichannel 2D

Data Presentation
Vertical Scale - Time

Image Type
Vertical Profile