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Data set name

Seismic reflection profiles in the Gulf of Cadiz (SW Iberian Peninsula)

Data holding centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
CountrySpain  Spain
Time periodFrom 3/09/1996 to 13/09/2001
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Gulf of Cadiz (SW Iberian Peninsula)

Observations 
Parameters

Seismic reflection

Instruments

Sidescan sonars; multi-beam echosounders

Description 
Summary

Close to 8000 km of seismic sections. The Lithoseismic units are assigned to Miocene and Plioquaternary sequences. Tectonical frame impose the main directions of the convergence between Africa and Europe producing faulting and mass movements. Gas hydrates are also present in the uppermost sequences being remarkable the numerous mud volcanoes and poick marks from 400 to 2000 m.

OriginatorsIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Availability 
OrganisationIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactAlvaro Fernandez (Director)
Address

IEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Corazon de Maria,8
MADRID

28002
Spain

Telephone+34 91 5974443
Facsimile+34 915 974770
Emaildirector@md.ieo.es
Administration 
Collating centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Local identifier8036188
Global identifier2836
Last revised2009-01-09