Search > Slope channel-levee systems, Eastern Gulf of Mexico Survey > Channel-levee systems linked to shelf-edge delta, Gulf of Mexico Regional Project > Slope gullies entering rim syncline Scene

Click here for high resolution image [jpeg, 759.8 KB]

Slope gullies entering rim syncline Interpretation

VSA Author: Zoltan Sylvester
Date Created: 2010-05-24

This is a shaded relief map of a seismic horizon located at the base of a shelf-edge delta and the related slope channels (see parent regional project). Colors represent seismic amplitude (red = high amplitude, blue = low amplitude). The slope gullies are sourced from a shelf edge delta updip and they are dying out as they enter a subtle step on the slope. As flows reaccelerate where the slope steepens again, they become erosional again and have created a larger slope gully. Seismic data courtesy of CGGVeritas.


  • Interpretation Administrator:
    • Zoltan Sylvester
  • VSA Author:
    • Zoltan Sylvester

Geological Interpretation

Deformation Structures
Synform, Diapir

Depositional Architecture
Channel / Channel Levee, Canyons / Ravines / Gullies

Depositional Environment

Depositional Processes

Sediment Composition

Geographic Context

Political Geography
United States of America


Survey Information

Data Presentation
Vertical Scale - Time

Image Type
Horizon/Surface Map