Abstract

The early Tertiary Vøring margin, off central Norway, records several distinct uplift events that have strongly influenced the deposition and composition of Cenozoic sediments and may be linked with climatic change. The events constitute two types, uplift as a precursor to the opening of the Norwegian-Greenland Sea and subsequent intraplate deformation. The Late Cretaceous-Paleocene dynamic uplift associated with the formation of the volcanic Vøring margin created a main western source area for the Paleogene Vøring basin sediments. The Fennoscandian epeirogenic uplift, which probably began in the late Oligocene and continued through the Pliocene, was followed by glacial rebound. Deep erosion of the landmass left a huge late Neogene sedimentary wedge along the margin, and differential loading caused regional intrabasinal arching and local diapirism.

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