Research Analysis Imagery

Seafloor image derived from a 3D seismic survey from the western slope of the Niger Delta

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Seafloor image derived from a 3D seismic survey from the western slope of the Niger Delta, showing major incisional relief crossing a large structurally controlled submarine ridge. The erosional agent is turbidity currents, flowing down the slope in the highly sinuous submarine channel. From Heinio and Davies (2007). One of the research topics under the Shell Geoscience Laboratory is the evolution of thrust propagation folds, and a focus area for this research are the gravity-driven deepwater fold and thrust belts that can be found along many continental margins.