Lacustrine sedimentation and tectonics: An example from the Weichselian at Lønstrup Klint, Denmark

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Abstract

Sedimentological analysis of the Weichselian deposits exposed in the coastal cliff section at Lønstrup Klint, northern Jutland, Denmark, demonstrates the presence of four sedimentary units comprising fine-grained lacustrine and fluvial deposits of the latest Middle Wcichselian. The Lønstrup Klint section also shows an interplay between glaciotectonics and sedimentation. The two lower sedimentary units are separated by an erosional unconformity of pretectonic origin, whereas the upper two units are syntectonic. The glaciotectonic processes reflect the Late Weichselian expansion of the Scandinavian ice cap into northern Jutland. The sedimentary structures indicate high rates of deposition. The area underwent dramatic palaeogeographic changes from deep lake to proglacial fluvial plain in a time-span of a few thousand years.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-126
Number of pages14
JournalBoreas
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1997

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 3: Energy Resources

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