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Tectonics, Sedimentation & Palaeoceanography of the North Atlantic Region, The

Product Code: SP090
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: R.A. Scrutton, M. Stoker, G.B. Shimmield, and A.W. Tudhope
Publication Date: 18 August 1995
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The North Atlantic region is an excellent natural laboratory in which to study the tectonics, sedimentation and palaeoceanography of an evolving oceanic rift basin. Sandwiched between the active research communities of North America and Europe, and with its margins targeted for hydrocarbon exploration, it is not surprising that a remarkable level of understanding has been reached of the interplay between these three disciplines. 

Yet there are still important questions to be addressed - by the active geophysical programmes on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge system and the passive margins, by ongoing Ocean Drilling Program work and by hydrocarbon exploration in frontier areas in more hostile North Atlantic waters. Just one topic that illustrates what the North Atlantic has to offer as a natural laboratory is the research into oceanic gateways, such as the North Atlantic-Arctic Gateway and the Greenland-Scotland Ridge. These features are created by the tectonics of the basin, the sedimentary record documents the history of their development and the palaeoceanography was strongly influenced by the circulation patterns permitted through the gateways. 

This volume is aimed at a very wide audience. Although there is material in this book of interest to almost all geoscientists working in the North Atlantic region, there is a focus of papers on the basin margins, and on the NW European margin in particular, covering aspects from Mesozoic rifting to Quaternary sedimentation. Papers on the evolution of the Grand Banks and Iberian passive margins, and sedimentation over the Iceland-Scotland Ridge and in the equatorial Atlantic gateway all relate strongly to the Ocean Drilling Program, whilst of interest to the oil industry will be a number of papers on shelf basins, such as the Jeanne D'Arc and the Moray Firth. 

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-897799-27-6
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-897799-27-7
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.79 kg


Preface • Extensional tectonics in the Jeanne d' Arc Basin, offshore Newfoundland: Implications for the timing of break-up between Grand Banks and Iberia, N W Driscoll, J R Hogg, N Christie-Blick & G D Karner • Sequence strati graphic response to Aptian-Albian rifting in conjugate margin basins: a comparison of the Jeanne d' Arc Basin, offshore Newfoundland, and the Porcupine Basin, offshore Ireland, I K Sinclair • Early Tertiary evolution and sequence stratigraphy of the Faeroe-Shetland Basin: implications for hydrocarbon prospectivity, C C Ebdon, P G Granger, H Johnson & A M Evans • The formation of passive margins: constraints from the crus tal structure and segmentation of the deep Galicia margin, Spain, G Boillot, M O Beslier, C M Krawczyk, D Rappin, & T J Reston • Detachment tectonics during Atlantic rifting: analysis and interpretation of the S reflection, the west Galicia margin, T J Reston, C M Krawczyk, & H-J Hoffmann • Seismic investigation of the Faeroe basalts and their substratum, L Kiorboe & S A Petersen • Seismic stratigraphy of the Bill Bailey and Lousy Bank area: implications for subsidence history, K V Anneste, J-P Henriet, J Posewang & F Theilen • Effect of Eocene-Miocene compression structures on bottom-water currents in the Faeroe-Rockall area, M S Andersen & L O Boldreel • The relationship between the distribution of Tertiary sediments, tectonic processes and deep-water circulation around the Faeroe Islands, L O Boldreel & M S Andersen • The influence of glacigenic sedimentation on slope-apron development on the continental margin off Northwest Britain, M S Stoker • Petrography and biostratigraphy of Palaeogene volcaniclastic sediments dredged from the Faeroes shelf, R W Aagstein & C Heilmann-Clausen • Evolution of a major oceanographic pathway: the equatorial Atlantic, E J W Jones, S C Cande & F Spathopoulos • Tertiary compression structures in the Faeroe-Rockall area, M S Andersen & L O Boldreel • Plio-Pleistocene radiolarian biostratigraphy and palaeoceanography of the North Atlantic, S K Haslett • The tephrochronology and radiocarbon dating of North Atlantic, late Quaternary sediments: an example from the St Kilda Basin, J B Hunt, N G T Fannin, P G Hill & J D Peacock • Tertiary structuration and erosion of the Inner Moray Firth, K Thomson & R P Hillis • Palaeobathymetric reconstruction on a gridded database: the northern North Atlantic and southern Greenland-Iceland-Norwegian Sea, C N Wold • Index 


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