The Tertiary opening of the North Atlantic: DLC investigations along the east coast of Greenland

Hans Christian Larsen, C. Kent Brooks, John R. Hopper, Trine Dahl-Jensen, Ager K. Pedersen, T.F.D. Nielsen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in report

Abstract

Work along the east coast of Greenland in the summer of 1994 represents the initiation of the Danish Lithosphere Centre (DLC) investigations into the magmatic and tectonic evolution accompanying initial break-up of the North Atlantic in this area. As described by Larsen (this report), the aims of DLC are the understanding of the composition and thermal state of the asthenosphere and the deformation of the lithosphere during continental break-up and formation of volcanic rifted margins. Furthermore, the time scale of these events is crucial to any model of break-up.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReport of Activities, 1994
PublisherGrønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse
Pages106–115
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995

Publication series

NameRapport Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse
PublisherGGU
Volume165

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 3: Energy Resources

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