Deep Seismic Reflection Results from the Gulf of Mexico: Part I

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Science  07 Mar 1975:
Vol. 187, Issue 4179, pp. 834-836
DOI: 10.1126/science.187.4179.834


Deep sounding seismic reflection data show undeformed reflectors at depths down to 11 kilometers beneath the continental rise and abyssal plain and 7 kilometers in basins of the lower slope. Weak reflectors are visible beneath the salt of the Sigsbee Scarp and within salt ridges separating the lower slope basins.