Advanced Analyses of the MIRROR-1 OBS Profile from Offshore Morocco

This project completes an analysis of the OETR and OCTOPUS seismic lines collected from offshore Nova Scotia and integrates the MIRROR I refraction line from offshore Morocco to allow comparison of the conjugate margins using wide-angle refraction/reflection ocean bottom seismometer profiles. The overarching objective was to remodel existing profile data using travel time tomography and waveform inversion on both MIRROR-1 and OETR-2009 profiles. Such analysis of the Nova Scotia-Morocco conjugate pair provides a deeper, large scale understanding of how the continental breakup proceeded in this area.


Principal Investigator: Dr. Mladen Nedimovic, Dalhousie University

July 2017 – April 2019