Are West Africa deepwater salt tectonics analogous to the Gulf of Mexico?

Deepwater structures at the basinward edge of African salt basins display very different geometries, some of which are directly comparable to the deepwater Mississippi Fan and Perdido foldbelts of the northern Gulf of Mexico. To conduct a comparative structural analysis, regional reflection seismic transects were constructed across the continental margins of Morocco, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Angola.All the salt-cored deepwater foldbelts are driven by gravity, where updip extension is accommodated by downdip compression using a basinwide salt detachment. Differences in the end-result are attributed to several factors:Basins with synrift salt compared to postrift age salt basin setting...

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