Citation

Glenn, K., Nicoll, S., Pattiaratchi, C.B., Daniell, J., Anderson, T., Borissova, I., Heap, A.D., Griffin, J. & Fellows, M., 2008. Vlaming Sub-basin and Mentelle Basin: Environmental Summary. Record  2008/020. Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

This report is one of a series of environmental summaries of frontier basins, which are scheduled for acreage release during the timeframe of the 'Energy Security Initiative' (2007-2011). The aim of these reports is to synthesise the available environmental information to adequately equip the exploration industry to anticipate as many as possible of the environment-related issues that may impact on exploration and potential future production activities. The environmental information for the Vlaming Sub-basin and Mentelle Basin has been compiled and presented in a manner consistent with the Geographic Information System (GIS) provided with this report. The GIS includes the results of an analysis to obtain representative seascapes. Seascapes are the principal environmental output and in recent years assisted Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts with the design and implementation of a National Representative System of Marine Protected Areas for Australia (Section 1.1). The following section summarises the geological history of the Vlaming Sub-basin and Mentelle Basin and provides a tectonic and depositional context for the geophysical data and geomorphology of the sub-basin, which are discussed in Sections 3 and 4, respectively. The surface sediment properties are described in Section 5. These sections provide all of the information necessary to characterise benthic habitats. Section 6 discusses the oceanographic processes operating in the sub-basin, which influence both the benthic and pelagic ecology described in Section 7. Section 8 synthesises the information contained in the first seven sections into a seascape map of the Vlaming Sub-basin and Mentelle Basin.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -30.0 East bound 116.0 West bound 112.0 South bound -36.0
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Date (publication)

2008

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marine
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English

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East bound
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West bound
112.0
South bound
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Metadata Date Stamp

2008-06-27

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Canberra
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