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General
Data set name

BIRPS Chicxulub seismic data (1993)

Data holding centreBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodThe data were acquired in September to October 1996 and processed subsequently
OngoingNo
Geographical area

North side of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Observations 
Parameters

Seismic reflection

Instruments

60 Hz top-bandwidth multi-channel seismic reflection systems

Description 
Summary

BIRPS (the British Institutions Reflection Profiling Syndicate) acquired almost 650 km of offshore seismic data and 300 km of onshore seismic data over the Chicxulub impact crater. The data were recorded to 18 s two-wat time.

OriginatorsBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh
References

Snyder, D. and Hobbs, R. (1999) The BIRPS Atlas II: A Second Decade of Deep Seismic Reflection Profiling, Geological Society of London

Availability 
OrganisationBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh
AvailabilityDistribution cost charge; unrestricted
ContactBGS Enquiries
Address

British Geological Survey, Edinburgh
Murchison House
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH9 3LA
United Kingdom

Emailenquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh
Local identifierBIRPS_CHICXULUB
Global identifier3993
Last revised2010-12-18