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Deep-water Lobes of the Zerrissene Turbidite System, Namibia

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W. Lyons
W. Lyons
2
NAMCOR
,
Windhoek, Namibia
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R. Swart
R. Swart
2
NAMCOR
,
Windhoek, Namibia
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D. Mohrig
D. Mohrig
3
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth,Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
,
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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Published:
January 01, 2008

Abstract

The upper Proterozoic Zerrissene turbidite system (ZTS) is an exceptionally well-exposed example of a deep-water system. Lack of vegetation and other cover, combined with extensive isoclinal folding, results in continuous, cross sectional outcrops many kilometers (3–6 mi) long. Many aspects of the Zerrissene system remain unconstrained: the basin margins and true basin geometry cannot be defined; the source of the turbidite sediments is known only notionally; and a detailed structural reconstruction is still to be completed. Yet, even with these uncertainties, the Zerrissene deposits provide insight into the depositional geometry of deep-water systems at a subseismic scale.

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AAPG Studies in Geology

Atlas of Deep-Water Outcrops

Tor H. Nilsen
Tor H. Nilsen
Desceased
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Roger D. Shew
Roger D. Shew
University of North Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Gary S. Steffens
Gary S. Steffens
Shell International E&P
Houston, Texas
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Joseph R. J. Studlick
Joseph R. J. Studlick
Maersk Oil America Inc.
Houston, Texas
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
56
ISBN electronic:
9781629810331
Publication date:
January 01, 2008

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