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North Atlantic Igneous Province

Product Code: SP197
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by D W Jolley (University of Sheffield, UK) and B R Bell (University of Glasgow, UK)
Publication Date: 12 December 2002
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The North Atlantic Igneous Province has been the subject of extensive scientific investigation over the past thirty years, with a wide field of knowledge being accumulated. Recently, recognition of the potential role of Large Igneous Provinces in affecting ocean and atmosphere systems and biotic evolutionary pathways has lead to increased interest in this province. This has been further stimulated by the expansion in the search for oil and gas in Mesozoic and tertiary sediments along the NE Atlantic Margin. An improved understanding of the interaction between igneous and sedimentary processes is vital for the identification of potential hydrocarbon resources.

The regions covered include continental margin Norway, east and west Greenland, The Faroe-Shetland Basin and the Faroe Islands themselves. The papers in this book contain new data and interpretations of North Atlantic Igneous Province magmatic processes, rift evolution, tectonics, stratigraphy (chemostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, seismic and isotope stratigraphy) and sediment dispersal. Many of the papers adopt a multidisciplinary approach to the analysis and interpretation of complex volcanic and sedimentary sequences. These new data, and the reviews and compilations of exiting data provide the reader with access to current research directions in North Atlantic Igneous Province Geology.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-108-4
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-108-6
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 344
Weight: 1.20 kg

Contents

The evolution of North Atlantic Igneous Province and the opening of the NE Atlantic rift, D W Jolley & B R Bell • Ridge-Plume Interaction in the North Atlantic and its influence on continental breakup and seafloor spreading, J R Smallwood & R S White • Continental margin off Norway 62-75oN: Palaeogene tectono-magmatic seqmentation and sedimentation, O Eldholm, F Tsikalas & J I Faleide • Evolution of Paleocene sediment disperal systems in the Foinaven Sub-Basin, west of Shetland, A C Morton, J D Boyd & D F Ewen • Genesis and age of the Erlend Volcano, NE Atlantic margin, D W Jolley & B R Bell • A new biostratigraphic scheme for the Paleocene onshore West Greenland and its implications for the timing of the pre-volcanic evolution, H Nohr-Hansen, E Sheldon & G Dam • Rates of volcanic deposition, facies changes and movements in a dynamic basin: the Nuussuaq Basin, West Greenland, around the C27n-C26r transition, A K Pedersen, L M Larsen P Riisager & K S Dueholm • Volcanic stratigraphy of the southern Prinsen at Wales Bjerge region, East Greenland, H Hansen, A K Pedersen, R A Duncan, D K Bird, C K Brooks, J J Fawcett, J Gittins, M Gorton & P O'day • K/Ar and 39Ar/40 Ar whole-rock dating of zeolite facies metamorphosed flood basalts: the upper Paleocene basalts of the Faroe Islands, NE Atlantic, R Waagstein, P Guise & D Rex • The stratigraphy, environment of eruption and age of the Faroes Lava Group, NE Atlantic Ocean, D Ellis, B R Bell, D W Jolley & M O'Callaghan • The properties, morphology and distribution of igneous sills: modelling, borehole data and 3D seismic from the Faroe-Shetland area, J R Smallwood & J Maresh • On the emplacement of sill complexes: evidence from the Faroe-Shetland Basin, B R Bell & H Butcher •

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