Controls on localization and morphology of Moscovian (Late Carboniferous) carbonate buildups, southern Amdrup Land, North Greenland

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Abstract

Small, isolated carbonate buildups are a common feature of many Upper Carboniferous-Lower Permian cyclic platform successions whereas larger buildup complexes are mostly confined to outer-ramp and slope settings. The Moscovian (Upper Carboniferous) platform succession at southern Amdrup Land, North Greenland, is unusual in including larger, stacked buildup complexes of limited lateral distribution. The buildup complexes developed as the result of stacking of shallow marine, algal-dominated buildups in areas that temporarily experienced increased rates of subsidence due to tectonic flexuring of the platform.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPermo-Carboniferous carbonate platforms and reefs
EditorsWayne M. Ahr, Paul Mitch Harris, William A. Morgan, Ian D. Sommerville
PublisherSEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Pages253-265
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)1-56576-087-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

NameSEPM Special Publication
PublisherSEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Volume78
NameAAPG Memoir
PublisherAmerican Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume83

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 3: Energy Resources

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