East Greenland and adjacent offshore areas
Paleogene rocks, comprising mainly thick sequences of flood basalts, crop out in two areas on the coast of east Greenland and adjacent inland areas: the Blosseville Kyst (688-718N), extending for approximately 600 km between Kangerlussuaq in the south, and Scoresby Sund in the north, and several separate outliers in the Gauss Halvø-Hold with Hope-Wollaston Forland area (738-758N) (Fig. 183). The offshore extension of this succession in the Irminger Basin has been investigated by seismic surveys and several ODP boreholes.
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This Special Report comprehensively describes the stratigraphy and correlation of the Tertiary (Paleogene-Neogene) rocks of NW Europe and the adjacent Atlantic Ocean and is the summation of fifty years of research on Tertiary sediments by Chris King. His book is essential reading for all geologists who deal with Tertiary rocks across NW Europe, including those in the petroleum industry and geotechnical services as well as academic stratigraphers and palaeontologists.
Introductory sections on chronostratigraphy, biostratigraphy and other methods of dating and correlation are followed by a regional summary of Tertiary sedimentary basins and their framework and an introduction to Tertiary igneous rocks. The third and largest segment comprises the regional stratigraphic summaries. Regions covered are the North Sea Basin, on shore areas of southern England and the eastern English Channel area, the North Atlantic margins (including non-marine basins in the Irish Sea and elsewhere) and the Paleogene igneous rocks of Scotland.