Title: Cenozoic Mass Transport Deposits in the Northern Dutch Offshore: Anatomy and Implications revealed by HiRes Seismic Mapping
Alex Marks (1) & Guido Hoetz (2)
Utrecht University (1); EBN, The Netherlands (2)
Event: Abstract GeoUtrecht2020
Recent high resolution 3D seismic reflection data allowed to map Late Cenozoic Mass Transport Deposits (MTD) in great detail. These deformation structures in Miocene/Pliocene sediments are linked to the Eridanos delta system and the corresponding clinoforms. The structures have been identified in the Northern Dutch and German offshore where they can be found now in the depth range of 500-1000m bsf. Aim of this research was to identify and to characterize MTDs by scanning of state-of-the-art seismic data. The findings were used to assist in a better understanding of the spatial characteristics and internal anatomy of the features.