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The Cretaceous of Northeast Greenland

General

Project start
01.08.2016
Project end
15.08.2016
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Surveillance
Project topic
Geology

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-East
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 77.736071011847, -17.833009958267

Fieldwork start
01.08.2016
Fieldwork end
15.08.2016

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan

Based on recent satellite images, including thermal infrared (TIR) and visible-near infrared (VNIR) data, hitherto unknown exposures of rocks have appeared in several areas of Qeqertaq Prins Henrik (previously Ile de France) off the Northeast Greenland coast (77°47′N; 17°53′W). The newly discovered exposures have emerged further to recent retreat of the central glacier that still covers large parts of the island, and the successions presumably consist of Mesozoic sedimentary rocks. Reconnaissance fieldwork will be carried out on the island early August 2016 in order to assess the need for and relevance of additional in-depth studies in the following years. The trip is sponsored by GEUS. The expedition will be based in Danmarkshavn, and make use of a helicopter present in the region to provide transportation for a number of stakeholders from various institutions.

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