Abstract

The seismic stacking velocity data in the Great Australian Bight are a useful dataset for calculating depths and sediment thicknesses. This work presents time-depth relationships computed from an unfiltered stacking velocity database and compares these with depths from sonobuoy P-wave velocities and exploration well sonic logs. The comparison suggests that a total sediment thickness over-estimate for the Ceduna Sub-basin of about 15% can be expected from the depths derived from stacking velocities. On the other hand, for sediment thickness calculations down to ~4 s two-way travel time below sea floor, stacking velocity data give comparable depths to those obtained from the wells' sonic logs. A piece-wise formula is offered which scales the time-depth function for the Ceduna Sub-basin in order to compensate for the depth overestimate inherent in using stacking velocities to calculate total sediment thickness. Megasequence boundary depths are calculated for the Ceduna Terrace to further illustrate data quality.
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

2003-01-01T00:00:00

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geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

47846 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/47846/

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seismics
sedimentary basins
geoscience databases
Earth Sciences

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English

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utf8

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unclassified

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East bound
135.0
West bound
125.0
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-37.0

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
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Canberra
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ACT
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2601
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Australia
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ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

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1.1

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
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ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
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