Small-scale structure of the Kane oceanic core complex, Mid-Atlantic Ridge 23°30′N, from waveform tomography of multichannel seismic data
Figure S1: Observed and synthetics seismograms predicted by the TT model and the final WT model for selected shot gathers of profile K1. (2.724Mb)
Figure S1: Observed and synthetics seismograms predicted by the TT model and the final WT model for selected shot gathers of profile K1. (2.415Mb)
Figure S2: Preferred WT model for profile K1 and comparison of data from one shot gather shot 4689 with the corresponding synthetic shot gathers predicted by the preferred and the modified WT models. (555.8Kb)
Figure S3: Preferred WT model for profile K1 and comparison of data from one shot gather shot 4781 with the corresponding synthetic shot gathers predicted by the preferred and the modified WT models. (565.8Kb)
Canales, J. Pablo
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Frequency-domain waveform tomography applied to deep-sea multichannel seismic data collected across the Kane oceanic core complex (OCC) reveals the small-scale structure of this section of oceanic lithosphere formed at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge 3.3–2.1 Myr ago that has been uplifted and exhumed at the seafloor along an oceanic detachment fault. Geological and geophysical studies indicate that the central-eastern area of the Kane OCC is formed by a large gabbroic intrusion. The new high-resolution seismic velocity models show that this gabbroic core is 1,000–1,350 m thick and it is underlain by a ∼300-m-thick layer of low-velocity material interpreted as serpentinized peridotite. The models also reveal the presence of a deeper, 200-m-thick by 1,700-m-long high-velocity body interpreted as a small gabbroic sill embedded in serpentinzed peridotite.
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