Abstract

As part of Geoscience Australia's Southwest Margin Project, two major marine surveys were undertaken (from October 2008 to February 2009) to investigate the resource potential of deep-water frontier areas on the southwest Australian continental margin. 1. Southwest Australian Margin Regional Marine 2D Seismic Survey (S310) - Areas covered by the seismic survey include the Mentelle Basin, North Perth Basin (Zeewyck and Houtman Sub-basins), Southern Carnarvon Basin and the Wallaby Plateau. Data acquired: 7300 kilometres of 2D seismic (12 second record length, 8 km solid streamer), gravity and magnetic data. In addition to the new seismic reflection data, Geoscience Australia has reprocessed selected open-file industry seismic lines in the offshore Northern Perth Basin (11,700 line km) that provides ties to most wells in the Abrolhos and Houtman sub-basins. 2. Southwest Australian Margin Marine Reconnaissance Survey - The marine reconnaissance survey investigated the geology and marine environments of the offshore North Perth and Southern Carnarvon Basins and the Wallaby Plateau. Data acquired: multibeam swath bathymetry (230,000 km2), gravity and magnetics (25,000 line km), sub-bottom profiler (25,000 line km), geological samples (190 rocks from 53 dredge sites)
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -23.0 East bound 116.0 West bound 108.0 South bound -35.0
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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2010

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

Promotional Material
bathymetry
seismics
seismic sections
Earth Sciences

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English

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utf8

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unclassified

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North bound
-23.0
East bound
116.0
West bound
108.0
South bound
-35.0

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pdf

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Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
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Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

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1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2010-04-07

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Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
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