Walvis Ridge

Walvis Ridge

 

an underwater uplift in the southeast Atlantic Ocean, extending from the continental slope of Africa to the islands of Tristan da Cunha. Relative elevation, 3,000 m. On individual peaks of the ridge, depths decrease to 500 m and less. The slopes are mostly covered with organic and calcareous sediments.

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In early stages of the Gondwana break-up, an important development was the intermittent breaching by marine waters of a southern land barrier - Walvis Ridge - when Brazil and Nigeria were still joined at the top.
Now the Angola Basin extends north from the under-water Walvis Ridge, which runs to the west into the South Atlantic from Namibia, up to a second under-water barrier, the Guinea Ridge, which runs out in a westerly direction from Cameroon.
Much more exploration has been done since and in the years from 1992 to about 2000, several large international oil firms were involved in prospecting blocks on the northern arch of the Walvis Ridge, the southern rim of the Namibe Basin (more or less on the 18th parallel), and the Nimrod fields north of Kudu.
Orbital tuning of the complete Late Paleocene and Early Eocene record at Walvis Ridge (South Atlantic) has indicated a link between the timing of the hyperthermals and eccentricity maxima (Lourens et al.
2007, On the duration of Magnetochrons C24r and C25n, and the timing of early Eocene global warming events: Implications from the ODP Leg 208 Walvis Ridge depth transect: Paleoceanography, v.
License 0010 incorporates the offshore of Walvis Ridge high 200km from the Skeleton coast, located between the Walvis and Namibe Basins.
In early stages of the Gondwana breakup, an important development was the intermittent breaching by marine waters of a southern land barrier - Walvis Ridge - when Brazil and Nigeria were still joined at the top.
In the early stages of the Gondwana breakup, an important development was the intermittent breaching by marine waters of a southern land barrier called Walvis Ridge, when Brazil and Nigeria were still joined at the top.