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Data set name

BIRPS Banda seismic data (1993)

Data holding centreBritish Geological Survey, Edinburgh
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodThe data were acquired in February 1992 and processed subsequently
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Banda Sea/Timor/Darwin Shelf

Observations 
Parameters

Seismic reflection

Instruments

60 Hz top-bandwidth multi-channel seismic reflection systems

Description 
Summary

In 1992, BIRPS joined with the Indonesian Marine Geological Institute to record two long multichannel normal-incidence reflection profiles, one of which is DAMAR, the other TIMOR, and one short profile (API) close to the volcano Gunung Api. The survey provides a modern analogue to tectonics hypothesized to have occurred across the Iapetus suture zone of northern England 450±400 Ma.

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_BANDA
Global identifier3992
Last revised2010-12-18