Dive into the background of the geological map of Kilen


Descriptive text to the Geological map of Greenland, 1:100 000, Kilen 81 Ø.1 Syd, by Kristian Svennevig et al. is now available online as the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Map Series 8.


The Kilen map area is located on Kronprins Christian Land, eastern North Greenland, where a thick succession of Carboniferous–Cretaceous sedimentary rocks of the Wandel Sea Basin is exposed.

A substantial part of the map data was obtained by geological photogrammetry from helicopter using hand-held cameras combined with fieldwork focussing on the complex stratigraphy of the area.