A major channel system on the North Faeroes margin from side-scan sonar records

J. Taylor, J.A. Dowdeswell, N.H. Kenyon, T. Nielsen, A. Kuijpers, T.C.E. van Weering, M. Ivanov

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Abstract

The North Faeroes margin has been an area of extensive margin inst ability since probably the Eocene (Nielsen and van Weering 1998; van Weering et al. 1998; Taylor et al. 2000). Typically, the products of such large-scale failure result in long run-out depos its spread over the abyssal plain. Large-scale mapping of the North Faeroes margin indicates that this is not the case in this more tectonically active area of the passive North Atlantic marg in (Taylor et al. 2000, this volume). Low to high resolution sidescan sonar data are shown here, charact erizing the channel system that has developed in response to sediment-column instability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean margin sediment dynamics. Side-scan sonar and seismic images
EditorsJürgen Mienert, Philip Weaver
Place of PublicationHeidelberg, Germany
PublisherSpringer
Pages139-144
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-55846-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-42393-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 3: Energy Resources

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