The Moine and Outer Isles Seimsic Traverse (Moist)
J.A. Breser, D. K. Smyth, 1983. "The Moine and Outer Isles Seimsic Traverse (Moist)", Seismic Expression of Structural Styles: A Picture and Work Atlas. Volume 1–The Layered Earth, Volume 2–Tectonics Of Extensional Provinces, & Volume 3–Tectonics Of Compressional Provinces, A. W. Bally
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This deep seismic reflection profile was acquired to study the structure of the Caledonides of northern Scotland. Recorded offshore, it contains some of the most spectacular reflections yet observed from the crust and upper mantle, including a remarkably continuous Moho reflection, and throws new light on the attitude and dip of major crustal faults in this region. The profile is the first of a series, planned by the British Institutions Reflection Profiling Syndicate (BIRPS), which will eventually constitute a complete deep seismic reflection traverse (offshore but with onshore elements) of the geological structures of the United Kingdom. MOIST was recorded by Western Geophysical Company of America using a high-pressure airgun system (total capacity 905 cu in, at 4,500 psi), which in this case proved a highly effective source. The profile was located in a carefully selected area known to produce basement reflections. It can be obtained, for cost of reproduction, through the Institute of Geological Sciences, and further details are given in a free report (Dobinson et al, 1982).