Total offshore volume of the Mozambique Margins.


The total volume of sediments off Mozambique (Rovuma to Mozambique Basin) was calculated, using the PalaeoFlux Model. Long-term sediment accumulation rates (in m/My) were compared with other volcanic passive margins. Good matches were obtained, using data of well-studied areas and published seismic thicknesses. The presence of non-clastic sediments was taken into account, as well as a factor for porosity and other variables. Total volumes of margin segments (Rovuma Basin, Zambezi Basin, Angoche Basin and Mozambique Basin were also calculated separately). 

Read about the Palaeoflux Model, used to calculate volumetrics in this Streamstargeo studies. 

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