|Report on studies of seismic profile of the Zaire deep-sea fan, Atlantic Ocean|
Saha, B.K. (1984). Report on studies of seismic profile of the Zaire deep-sea fan, Atlantic Ocean. Interne verslagen Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee, 1984(5). NIOZ: Texel. 8, 6 pp.
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One high resolution seismic reflection recording, collected during a cruise on board 'Tyro' in 1980 by NIOZ in the Zaire deep-sea fan was studied by the author. The purpose of the work is to find out the bathymetry, topographic features, and various reflectors along with stratigraphic units. The profile falls in the area off west African coast between about Long. 7°30' to 11°15'E and Lat. 4°30' and 6°45'S. Channels, fossil channels and levees are easily recognisable in the profile. On the continental slope, salt diapiric structures are present. At shallower depth (about 1200 m), the area is cut by a submarine canyon of about 900 m deep. The maximum and minimum water depth revealed frorn the profile is 3840 mn and 810 m respectively. The depth of the water increases toward western direction i.e. away from the African coast.