Friday, June 2, 2017

A 1.4-Billion-Pixel Map of the Gulf of Mexico Seafloor - Eos

More interesting stuff...from a geology perspective.

A 1.4-Billion-Pixel Map of the Gulf of Mexico Seafloor - Eos: "The geology of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) is dynamic, driven not by plate tectonics but by the movement of subsurface bodies of salt. Salt deposits, a remnant of an ocean that existed some 200 million years ago, behave in a certain way when overlain by heavy sediments. They compact, deform, squeeze into cracks, and balloon into overlying material."

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