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Filtered GRID 4 and 17, perspective view Regional Project

VSA Author: Taija Torvela
Scenes: 0
Interpretations: 1
Date Created: 2010-11-15

The image shows a perspective view of the filtered GRID lines 4 and 17. See the individual line images for filtering process description. The scale is approximately 1:1 if assuming an average seismic velocity of 5 km/s.

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Filtered GRID 4 and 17, perspective view interpreted Interpretation

VSA Author: Taija Torvela
Date Created: 2010-11-15

The image shows the interpreted Moho (green), the upper limit of the Flannan reflector (purple; e.g. Brewer & Smythe, 1984) and of the Outer Isles Thrust (blue; e.g. Brewer & Smythe, 1984). In the area of the profiles, the OIT terminates before reaching the sea floor, being offset by and/or reactivated as normal faults during rifting. Note how the OIT becomes steeper toward the south ...


  • Regional Project Administrator:
    • Taija Torvela
  • VSA Author:
    • Taija Torvela

Geological Interpretation

Moho, Continental Crust

Geological Context

Plate Settings and Margins
Orogenic belts

Orogenic Belt

Basin Setting
Passive Margin

Geographic Context

Physical Geography

Political Geography
United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland


Survey Information
Marine, Multichannel 2D, >10s

Data Presentation
Vertical Scale - Time, Amplitude

Image Type