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Basin inversion in the English Channel 1 - interpretation Interpretation

VSA Author: Jenny Collier
Date Created: 2010-08-31

Shaded relief perspective view of seabed bathymetry and seismic line showing the Wight fault, a major basin-bounding inverted fault separating the marginal Hampshire basin from the Channel Basin. Note how the trace of the fault is highlighted in the seabed imagery. In this, and following four figures, the inset shows the approximate image location. Image presented at the "Frontiers of Seismic Geomorphology" showcase held at the Geological Society, London, June, 2010.


  • Interpretation Administrator:
    • Taija Torvela
  • VSA Author:
    • Jenny Collier

Geological Interpretation

Deformation Structures

Geological Context

Inversion, Rifts

Geographic Context

Physical Geography
Marginal Seas, Shelves

Political Geography
United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland


Survey Information
Marine, Multichannel 2D

Image Type
Cube/Composite, Horizon/Surface Map