Volcanic history of the lower Tertiary plateau basalts in the Scoresby Sund region, East Geenland

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Authors:Watt, W. S.; Larsen, L. M.; Watt, M.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Geol. Survey Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Volume Title:Rapport - Gronlands Geologiske Undersogelse (1964)
Source:Rapport - Gronlands Geologiske Undersogelse (1964), Vol.128, p.147-156. Publisher: Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse, Copenhagen, Denmark. ISSN: 0418-6559
Publication Date:1986
Note:In English; illus., incl. geol. sketch maps
Summary:The lavas are divisible into five formations which form two separate lava sequences; the lower is best developed in the inner fjord region, the upper near the Atlantic coast. The sequences are interpreted as produced in two volcanic episodes in connection with failed rifting episodes during opening of the North Atlantic Ocean. The remains of a third sequence on the Atlantic coast apparently formed during active spreading. [W.S.W.]
Subjects:Basalts; Cenozoic; Igneous rocks; Lower Tertiary; Sea-floor spreading; Tertiary; Trap rocks; Volcanic rocks; Arctic region; East Greenland; Greenland; Scoresby Sund
Abstract Numbers:87M/6744
Record ID:1996020943
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom, Reference includes data from PASCAL, Institute de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
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