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Geological Structure and History of the Arctic Ocean

Product Code: EA007
Series: EAGE publications
Author/Editor: By A.M. Nikishin, E.I. Petrov, N.A. Malyshev
Publication Date: 01 January 2015
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A new tectonic map of the Arctic is presented, in which the age and basic structural features of the littoral and oceanic sedimentary basins are shown. A description of the structure of the foundation of the littoral and oceanic sedimentary basins and islands of the Arctic is given.
On the basis of a synthesis of all available data and the analysis of new Russian seismic studies, a description of the main sedimentary basins of the Barents, Kara, Laptev, East Siberian, and Chukchi seas is given. It shows that the majority of these sedimentary basins are rift and post-rift basins. For the first time, seismic studies of the oceanic zone are presented, created in the course of the Russian Arctic-2011 and Arctic-2012 projects. Based on the interpretation of these studies, characteristics are presented for the Lomonosov Ridge, the Alpha-Mendeleev Ridge, the Chukchi Cap, the Podvodnikov Basin, the Nautilus Basin, the Eurasian Basin, and other structural regions. Data are presented on the structure of the sedimentary basins of the continental slope. A model of the stratigraphy and geological structure of the entire Arctic region is introduced. The timeline of the geological history of the Arctic in the Mesozoic and Cenozoic eras is discussed.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9789462821880
Publisher: EAGE
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 88
Weight: 0.55 kg


Basement Provinces of the Arctic

Sedimentary Basins of the Arctic Shelves
Sedimentary Basins of the Arctic Shelf
The Norwegian Basins of the Atlantic Continental Margin
West Barents System of Basins
East Barents Megabasin
Pechora Sea Basin
South Kara Basin
North Kara Basin
Laptev Sea Rift System
East Siberian Sea Rift System
North Chukchi Basin Region
Laptev Sea-East Siberian Sea System of Mesozoic Synorogenic Basins
South Chukchi Basin
The Deep-Water Part of the Arctic Ocean
Canada Basin
Eurasian Basin
Lomonosov-Podvodnikov-Alpha-Mendeleev-Nautilus-Chukchi plateau (LPAMNCP) Area
Lomonosov Ridge
Podvodnikov Basin
Makarov Basin
Alpha Ridge and Mendeleev Ridge
Chukchi Plateau
Nautilus and Toll Basins
Singling out of the Amerasian Transform Fault
Possible geological models of geological structure and formation of the area of the Alpha-Mendeleev Ridge
Sedimentary Basins of Continental Slopes
Geological History of the Arctic Ocean


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