Just published: a new Jurassic stratigraphy of East Greenland

Published 12-07-2021

A logical and well-described stratigraphic framework is critical for the international application of this unique Greenland geological archive.

East Greenland

The fantastic exposure of rocks of all ages in Greenland is recognised worldwide. Many areas of Greenland even have the status of classic field laboratories – not least the Jurassic sedimentary rocks of East Greenland.

These rocks have attracted interest over many decades not only for their fossil riches but also as a source of direct analogues for the subsurface of the Norwegian shelf and the North Sea.

Now scientists from Denmark, including co-authors from GEUS, have published a substantial contribution in GEUS Bulletin that updates the Jurassic stratigraphy, previously published for this region of Greenland.

Editor Jon Ineson from GEUS describes the contribution as a “logical and well-described stratigraphic framework that is critical for the international application of this unique Greenland geological archive.”

“This keenly awaited bulletin provides a comprehensive revised and updated stratigraphic template, based on many years diligent fieldwork along the eastern shores of Greenland,” says Ineson.

The 'Jurassic stratigraphy of East Greenland' is available to read now, online, and open access at GEUS Bulletin.

Jon R. Ineson
Senior Researcher
Geophysics
Catherine Jex
Editor in Chief
Press and Communication

Scientific article

Surlyk et al. 2021: Jurassic stratigraphy of East Greenland. GEUS Bulletin 46. 6521.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v46.6521