Marine Geophysical Researches

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 428–435 | Cite as

Gravity measurements over Burdwood Bank

  • F. J. Davey


Gravity measurements in the South Atlantic Ocean over Burdwood Bank show a large negative gravity anomaly extending along its northern edge. An interpretation of the gravity data has been made based on the seismic refraction measurements of Ludwig et al. (1968) and shows that the negative gravity anomaly can be largely attributed to a basin containing low density sediments about 8 km thick. The crustal sections constructed also indicate that the crust increases in thickness from about 20 km under Burdwood Bank to about 30 km under the Falkland Islands platform.


Refraction Atlantic Ocean Gravity Data Offshore Engineer Northern Edge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. J. Davey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeologyUniversity of BirminghamEngland

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