Article | Published:

Seismic evidence for sedimentary troughs of Mesozoic age on the Hebridean continental margin

Naturevolume 272pages789792 (1978) | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

Seismic refraction shooting near the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides has shown the presence of major sedimentary units. Their age is estimated from seismic velocities and reveals important data on the structural evolution and petroleum potential of the Rockall Trough and its environs.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1

    Bailey, R. J. & Haynes, J. R. Mar. Geol. 16, M57–M62 (1974).

  2. 2

    Jones, E. J. W., Ramsay, A. T. S., Preston, N. J. & Smith, A. C. S. Nature 251, 129–131 (1974).

  3. 3

    Dobson, M. R., Garrett, P., Haynes, J. R., Jenkins, D. G. & Medani, A. J. J. geol. Soc. Lond. 132, 611–621 (1976).

  4. 4

    Stride, A. H., Curray, J. R., Moore, D. G. & Belderson, R. H. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A264, 31–75 (1969).

  5. 5

    Jones, E. J. W., Ewing, M., Ewing, J. I. & Eittreim, S. L. J. geophys. Res. 75, 1655–1680 (1970).

  6. 6

    Bailey, R. J., Grzywacz, J. M. & Buckley, J. S. J. geol. Soc. Lond. 130, 55–69 (1974).

  7. 7

    Roberts, D. G. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A278, 447–509 (1975).

  8. 8

    Hall, J. & Al-Haddad, F. M. Scott. J. Geol. 12, 305–314 (1976).

  9. 9

    Stewart, M. Geol. Mag. 70, 110–116 (1933).

  10. 10

    Watson, J. in The Geology of Scotland (ed. Craig, G. Y.) 49–77 (Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 1965).

  11. 11

    Davies, F. B., Lisle, R. J. & Watson, J. Proc. Geol. Ass. 86, 45–61 (1975).

  12. 12

    Smith, P. J. & Bott, M. H. P. Geophys. J. R. astr. Soc. 40, 187–205 (1975).

  13. 13

    Wyrobek, S. M. J. Inst. Petrol. 55, 1–13 (1969).

  14. 14

    Hornabrook, J. T. Proc. 7th World Petrol. Congr. 2, 837–856 (1967).

  15. 15

    Collette, B. J., Lagaay, R. A., Ritsema, A. R. & Schouten, J. A. Geophvs. J. R. astr. Soc. 12, 363–373 (1967).

  16. 16

    Brooks, M. & James, D. G. J. geol. Soc. Lond. 131, 163–182 (1975).

  17. 17

    Wood, A. & Woodland, A. W. Nature 219, 1352–1354 (1968).

  18. 18

    Bott, M. H. P. & Browitt, C. W. A. J. geol. Soc. Lond. 131, 353–371 (1975).

  19. 19

    Steel, R. J. Nature phys. Sci. 234, 158–159 (1971).

  20. 20

    Smythe, D. K., Sowerbutts, W. T. C., Bacon, M. & McQuillin, R. Nature phys. Sci. 236, 87–89 (1972).

  21. 21

    Cashion, W. W. in Offshore Europe 75, Paper OE-75-216 (Spearhead Publications, 1975).

  22. 22

    Bott, M. H. P. & Watts, A. B. Nature 225, 265–268 (1970).

  23. 23

    Roberts, D. G. et al. Nature 225, 170–172 (1970).

  24. 24

    Ewing, J. & Ewing, M. Geol. Soc. Am. Bull. 70, 291–318 (1959).

  25. 25

    Scrutton, R. A. Geophys. J. R. astr. Soc. 27, 259–275 (1972).

  26. 26

    Nafe, J. E. & Drake, C. L. in The Sea (ed. Hill, M. N.), 3, 794–815 (Interscience, New York, 1963).

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

  1. Department of Geology, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1, UK

    • E. J. W. Jones

Authors

  1. Search for E. J. W. Jones in:

About this article

Publication history

Received

Accepted

Issue Date

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/272789a0

Further reading

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.