Geological and geophysical investigations in Lyme Bay

Darton, D.M.; Dingwall, R.G.; McCann, D.M.. 1981 Geological and geophysical investigations in Lyme Bay. London, UK, British Geological Survey, 33pp. (Report No. 79/10) (Unpublished)

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As part of a general research programme into geological mapping of coastal areas for engineering purposes, a geological and geophysical survey of the sea floor to the southeast of the coast between Lyme Regis and West Bay, Dorset, was carried out. The survey covered 90 km2 and resulted in detailed mapping of two eastward plunging anticlines and their complementary synclines. The eastwest and north-east-south-west trending faults, which produce major structural changes, occur within 1 mile of the coastline and demonstrate the problems of extrapolating coastal stratigraphy to any great distance offshore.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Economic Minerals
ISBN: 011884105X
Funders/Sponsors: British Geological Survey, Natural Environment Research Council
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed, but not externally peer-reviewed.
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 04 Jul 2023 12:48 +0 (UTC)

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