Sedimentological evolution of a fault-controlled Early Paleocene incised-valley system, Nuussuaq Basin, West Greenland

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Abstract

The Nuussuaq Basin of West Greenland is a Late Cretaceous-early Tertiary extensional basin, related to the opening of the Labrador Sea and Baffin Bay. An extensive Early Paleocene valley system was incised following a period of active faulting and uplift of the basin. The paleovalley system is exposed along the south coast of the Nuussuaq peninsula and includes five broadly synchronous valleys that embrace sandstones assigned to the Quikavsak Member. The valleys are 1-2 km wide and up to 190 m deep.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRelative role of eustacy, climate, and tectonism in continental rocks
EditorsKeith W. Shanley, Peter J. McCabe
PublisherSEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Pages109-121
Number of pages13
Volume59
ISBN (Electronic)9781565761827
ISBN (Print)1-56576-042-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Publication series

NameSEPM Special Publications
PublisherSEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Volume59
ISSN (Print)1060-071X

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 3: Energy Resources

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