Distribution and intensity of glaciotectonic deformation in Denmark

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    Glaciotectonic deformation has a large impact on the stratigraphical and lithological variability of Quaternary deposits and the shallow subsurface pre-Quaternary sediments. Mapping of the distribution of glaciotectonic deformation involving pre-Quaternary and interglacial deposits has been carried out, and the density of glaciotectonic deformation analysed, on the basis of data from the well database ZEUS, at the Geological Survey of Denmark.

    Glaciotectonic deformation is widespread in Denmark. It is recognised in glacial terrains within morphological well-defined glaciotectonic complexes, and in areas with no obvious glaciotectonic related morphology as well as in areas covered with postglacial deposits. The dislocated bedrock is usually not transported for long distances, although rafts of pre-Quaternary bedrock may be transported up to 50 km or more.

    On a large scale, regions have been located showing high intensity of glaciotectonic deformation. Some of these regions are in good agreement with records from exposures and the geomorphology, others cannot be recognised without well log information.
    Original languageDanish
    Pages (from-to)175-186
    Number of pages11
    JournalBulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1996

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    • Programme Area 5: Nature and Climate

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