Submarine fault scarp and traces of earthquake (Roseau Fault, French Antilles): 3D scene and imagery

Date 2017
Author(s) Arnaubec Aurelien1, Escartin JavierORCID2
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER, Ctr Mediterranee, Unité Systemes Marins,La Seyne sur mer, France
2 : Department of Geosciences, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, France
DOI 10.17882/79217
Publisher SEANOE
Note Imagery and 3D textured model of a submarine fault scarp off Les Saintes (French Antilles), at ~1100 m waterdepth, and showing the coseismic trace of the 2004 Les Saintes earthquake. Image processing for the 3D model was carried out with the Matisse software (ref Github). Dataset released as part of a publication by Arnaubec et al (submitted to Computers and Geosciences).
Keyword(s) Fault, 3D scene, Seafloor mapping, Earthquake, Fault rupture, submarine fault

Fault scarp along the Roseau normal fault between Les Saintes and Dominica (French Antilles), at a water depth of 1100 m. This fault scarp is sub-vertical and at its base displays a marker that corresponds to the exposed fault plane during the 2004 Les Saintes Earthquake. The model shows here a coseismic displacement of ~1 m. This scarp was one of several surveyed along the Roseau Fault rupture during the Subsaintes cruise (, with ROV Victor 6000 equipped with an HD Video camera. Two datasets are provided. First, the survey imagery, with a video (mp4 format) and an associated navigation file in txt format. Second, a 3D textured model of the site (obj format), together with the a kml file for georeferencing, and a geotiff orthomosaic. This dataset is one of several sets released with a paper by Arnaubec et al. (submitted March 2021, Computer and Geosciences) presenting the Matisse image processing software, and the 3DMetrics Visualization and analysis software (ref Github to come).

Licence CC-BY-NC-ND
Acknowledgments This cruise was funded by the French National Oceanographic Fleet and data processing by ANR project SerSURF (Projet-ANR-17-CE31-0020).
Sensor metadata

HROV Arianne electronic still camera

File Size Format Processing Access
3D textured scene of a fault scarp along the Roseau Fault off Les Saintes (French Antilles). See Escartin et al. (2016) for details 181 MB OBJ Processed data Open access
Video HD acquired with ROV Victor6000 of the fault scarp, and associated navigation faile (txt) 1 GB VIDEO Raw data Open access
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Arnaubec Aurelien, Escartin Javier (2017). Submarine fault scarp and traces of earthquake (Roseau Fault, French Antilles): 3D scene and imagery. SEANOE.

In addition to properly cite this dataset, it would be appreciated that the following work(s) be cited too, when using this dataset in a publication :

Arnaubec, A., J. Escartín, J. Opderbecke, M. Matabos, N. Gracias (2021). Underwater 3D terrain reconstruction from video or still imagery: Processing and exploitation software (MATISSE and 3DMETRICS). Computers and Geosciences, submitted.

Escartin Javier, Leclerc Frederique, Olive Jean-Arthur, Mevel Catherine, Cannat Mathilde, Petersen Sven, Augustin Nico, Feuillet Nathalie, Deplus Christine, Bezos Antoine, Bonnemains Diane, Chavagnac Valerie, Choi Yujin, Godard Marguerite, Haaga Kristian A., Hamelin Cedric, Ildefonse Benoit, Jamieson John W., John Barbara E., Leleu Thomas, Macleod Christopher J., Massot-Campos Miguel, Nomikou Paraskevi, Paquet Marine, Rommevaux-Jestin Celine, Rothenbeck Marcel, Steinfuehrer Anja, Tominaga Masako, Triebe Lars, Campos Ricard, Gracias Nuno, Garcia Rafael, Andreani Muriel, Vilaseca Geraud (2016). First direct observation of coseismic slip and seafloor rupture along a submarine normal fault and implications for fault slip history. Earth And Planetary Science Letters, 450, 96-107. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :