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Specified ebook 196. Exhumation of the North Atlantic Margin: Timing, Mechanisms and Implications for Petroleum Exploration. Northwest Europe has gone through repeated episode of exhumation (the publicity of previously buried rocks) because of such components as post-orogenic unroofing, rift-shoulder uplift, hotspot job, compressive tectonics, eustatic seal-level swap, glaciation and isostatic re-adjustment. Of specific significance used to be the frequent uplift and emergence of huge portion of the North Atlantic Margin in the course of Cenozoic time, a strategy that integrated significant denudational episodes within the Paleocene and past due Neogene. regardless of a quick elevate within the knowing of this phenomenon, there are nonetheless many serious questions: the relative depth of some of the exhumation levels and their geographical version; mechanisms of uplift; nature of the hyperlink among onshore denudation and offshore sedimentation. Tied to those difficulties is the larger-scale query of no matter if the circum-North Atlantic is exclusive or no matter if its behaviour is standard for passive margins. there were a number of makes an attempt lately to compile researchers to handle those questions, yet those have usually fascinated by one particular geographical zone or one specific exhumation section. prior to an built-in tale can emerge, disciplines that experience typically remained aside have to come jointly: geomorphology and offshore seismic interpretation; Palaeogene and Neogene reports; Scandinavian and British-Irish study colleges. This quantity represents a primary step during this course through supplying an inter-disciplinary set of reports over a large latitudinal variety of the NW eu margin. additionally on hand: Exhumation tactics: common Faulting, Ductile move and Erosion (Geological Society specific booklet) - ISBN 1862390320 Channel circulate, Ductile Extrusion & Exhumation in Continental Collision Zones - targeted ebook no 268 - ISBN 1862392099 The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on this planet, and one of many biggest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes a variety of fine quality peer-reviewed titles for teachers and pros operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable overseas popularity for the standard of its work.The many components within which we submit in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic reports and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology courses
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A s Rohrman & van der Beek (1996 ) have suggested , relative movement o f the Iceland Plum e toward s Europe ma y als o provid e a n explanation fo r th e Miocene-Recent epeirogeni c uplif t an d conse quent increas e i n denudatio n tha t i s know n t o have affecte d Scandinavia . Conclusions The Cenozoi c evolutio n o f th e Nort h Atlanti c province ha s bee n dominate d b y interactio n between th e Icelan d Plum e convectiv e syste m and sea-floo r spreadin g betwee n Europ e and Greenland o n a hierarchy o f spatial an d tempora l scales.
GS A Today, 7 , 1-7 . R. J. 1997. Variation in therma l histor y style s aroun d th e Iris h Se a and adjacent areas : implication s fo r hydrocarbo n occurrence an d tectoni c evolution . P. , HARDMAN, M . & COWAN , G. (eds ) Petroleum Geology o f th e Irish Se a an d Adjacent Areas. Geologica l Society , London , Special Publications , 124 , 73-93. J. E . 1993. Elevate d paleotemperature s prio r t o earl y Tertiary coolin g throughou t th e U K region . R . (ed. ) Petroleum Geology o f NW Europe: Proceedings of the 4th Conference.
Regional tomographi c studie s (Bannister et al 1991) indicat e a low-velocit y anomal y belo w northern Norwa y (NN) , but i n ou r global mode l resolution i s too low to infe r an y details fo r thi s region. Simila r resolutio n problem s ar e observed belo w th e Britis h Isles , wher e fain t low-velocity anomalie s ar e presen t belo w th e Irish Se a (IS ) a t c . 200k m depth . Lo w velocities belo w th e Irish Se a were also observe d in previous models (Marquerin g & Snieder 1996 ; Bijwaard e t al 1998) .