inscription
PORTAIL D'INFORMATION GÉOGRAPHIQUE

Lower palaeozoic stratigraphy of Murchisonfjorden and Sparreneset, Nordaustlandet, Svalbard

The International Polar Year project Kinnvika - Arctic warming and impact research at 80° N

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

STOUGE, S.
Natural History Museum, Geological Museum, Univ., Copenhagen, Danemark
CHRISTIANSEN, J.L.
Univ. College Zealand, Roskilde, Danemark
HOLMER, L.E.
Dep. of Earth Sciences, Palaeobiology, Univ., Uppsala, Suede
POHJOLA, V.
Dep. of Earth Sciences, Univ., Uppsala, Suede
Arctic Centre, Univ. of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finlande
MOORE, J.C.
Dep. of Earth Sciences, Univ., Uppsala, Suede
Arctic Centre, Univ. of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finlande
College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Normal Univ., Beijing, Chine
PASTUSIAK, T.
Maritime Univ., Gdynia, Pologne


Description :
The Lower Palaeozoic stratigraphy of the Kap Sparre Formation of Kulling (Hecla Hoek Succession) from Murchisonfjorden and eastern Nordaustlandet of Svalbard is described based on new field observations in the region. Additions to the previous descriptions of some of the existing units are presented. The new lithostratigraphical unit : a Lower(?) to Middle Cambrian Black shale and limestone unit is proposed informally. In addition, a Middle(?) Cambrian to Lower Ordovician Dolostone-limestone unit, and a (Lower to Middle(?) Ordovician) Limestone unit, which overlies the Upper dolomite series are added to the succession. The deposits as a whole show the development of an environmentally controlled carbonate platform that marked the transition from the inner to the outer shelf that evolved during the opening and spreading of the Iapetus Ocean.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography, issn : 0435-3676, 2011, vol. 93, n°. 4, p. 209-226, nombre de pages : 18, Références bibliographiques : 1 p.

Date :
2011

Editeur :
Pays édition : Suede, Stockholm, Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
Tous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI)