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Scotland’s pockmarks and carbon

Scotland’s Pockmarks

This projects aims to map the distribution of seabed pockmarks from MBES data in a range of offshore settings around Western Scotland. This work forms part of a wider study to investigate whether high-resolution hydro-acoustic bathymetry data can be used to reveal the location, extent and fate of carbon stored in seabed sediments around western Scotland.


    1. Audsley, A., Bradwell, T., Howe, J. and Baxter, J., 2021. Spatial Relationships between Pockmarks and Sub-Seabed Gas in Fjordic Settings: Evidence from Loch Linnhe, West Scotland. Geosciences, 11(7), p.283.

    2. Audsley, A., Bradwell, T., Howe, J.A. and Baxter, J.M., 2019. Distribution and classification of pockmarks on the seabed around western Scotland. Journal of Maps, 15(2), pp.807-817. doi: 10.1080/17445647.2019.167632
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