3-D seismic images of an extensive igneous sill in the lower crust

Thilo Wrona, Craig Magee, Haakon Fossen, Robert Gawthorpe, Rebecca Bell, Christopher Jackson, Jan Faleide

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Abstract

When continents rift, magmatism can produce large volumes of melt that migrate upwards from deep below the Earth’s surface. To understand how magmatism impacts rifting, it is critical to understand how much melt is generated and how it transits the crust. Estimating melt volumes and pathways is difficult, however, particularly in the lower crust where the resolution of geophysical techniques is limited. New broadband seismic reflection data allow us to image the three-dimensional (3-D) geometry of magma crystallized in the lower crust (17.5-22 km depth) of the northern North Sea, in an area previously considered a magma-poor rift. The sub-hor... more
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Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2019

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