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Slope gullies entering rim syncline Scene

VSA Author: Zoltan Sylvester
Organization: Shell
Interpretations: 1
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. Image presented at the "Frontiers of Seismic Geomorphology" showcase held at the Geological Society, London, June, 2010.



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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 ...



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

Geological Context

Plate Settings and Margins
Passive

Geographic Context

Physical Geography
Shelf-Slopes

Political Geography
United States of America

Geophysics

Survey Information
3D

Data Presentation
Vertical Scale - Time

Image Type
Horizon/Surface Map