Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin 20 - 2010


Review of Survey activities 2009

Edited by Ole Bennike, Adam A. Garde and W. Stuart Watt

This Review of Survey activities presents a selection of 23 papers reflecting the wide spectrum of activities of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, from the microscopic to the plate-tectonic level. In addition, an obituary about the former director of the Geological Survey of Greenland (GGU), Knud Ellitsgaard-Rasmussen, is included together with a short overview of the history of GGU.

The Survey's activities in the Danish region are illustrated by six articles covering petroleum exploration, geothermal reservoirs in Denmark, a Miocene wave-dominated delta, radon problems and recent man-made nutrient changes in a lake. Three other articles from this geographical area describe applied marine geology, Quaternary stratigraphy and methods of mapping deep groundwater reservoirs.

Activities in Greenland and the Faroe Islands are covered by nine papers dealing with mineral and petroleum exploration and climate history, the influence of recent climate change on the Greenland ice sheet and current investigations related to extended continental shelf claims offshore Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

The Survey's international activities are the subject of four papers, dealing with Tanzania, Vietnam and China.

The last article describes a new method to analyse and present scanning electron microscopy data. 


Colophon, contents and introduction (pdf, 1 Mb) 
F.G. Christiansen


Knud Ellitsgaard-Rasmussen, 23 June 1923 – 1 December 2009 (pdf, 1.4 Mb) 
N. Henriksen and T.C.R. Pulvertaft

Activities in Scandinavia

Late Cretaceous basin development of the southern Danish Central Graben (pdf, 0.9 Mb)
F. Jakobsen and C. Andersen


Identifying potential geothermal reservoirs in Denmark (pdf, 0.8 Mb)
A. Mathiesen, L.H. Nielsen and T. Bidstrup


Distribution and grain size of sand in the Miocene wave-dominated Billund delta, Denmark (pdf, 0.6 Mb)
E.S. Rasmussen and J. Bruun-Petersen


3-D geological modelling of the Egebjerg area, Denmark, based on hydrogeophysical data (pdf, 0.6 Mb)
F. Jørgensen, R.R. Møller, P.B.E. Sandersen and L. Nebel


Late Quaternary geology of a potential wind-farm area in the Kattegat, southern Scandinavia (pdf, 0.8 Mb)
J.O. Leth and B. Novak


Amino acid analysis of pre-Holocene foraminifera from Kriegers Flak in the Baltic Sea (pdf, 0.4 Mb)
O. Bennike and B. Wagner


Radon content in Danish till deposits: relationship with redox conditions and age (pdf, 1.4 Mb)
P. Gravesen and P.R. Jakobsen


Recent changes in the nutrient status of a soft-water Lobelia lake, Hampen Sø, Denmark (pdf, 0.4 Mb)
K. Weckström, P. Rasmussen, B.V. Odgaard, T.J. Andersen, T. Virtanen and J. Olsen


Silica diagenesis and its effect on porosity of upper Maastrichtian chalk – an example from the Eldfisk Field, the North Sea (pdf, 0.4 Mb) 
H.B. Madsen

Activities in Greenland and the Faroe Islands

The Continental Shelf Project of the Kingdom of Denmark – status at the beginning of 2010 (pdf, 4.1 Mb)
C. Marcussen and M.V. Heinesen


Greenland ice sheet monitoring network (GLISN): a seismological approach (pdf, 0.7 Mb)
T. Dahl-Jensen, T.B. Larsen, P.H. Voss and the GLISN group


The mineral resource assessment project, South-East Greenland: year one (pdf, 1.9 Mb)
B.M. Stensgaard, J. Kolb, T.F.D. Nielsen, S.D. Olsen, L. Pilbeam, D. Lieber and A. Clausen


Characterisation of host rocks and hydrothermal alteration of the Qussuk gold occurrence, southern West Greenland (pdf, 0.4 Mb)
D.M. Schlatter and R. Christensen


Zircon record of the igneous and metamorphic history of the Fiskenæsset anorthosite complex in southern West Greenland (pdf, 3 Mb)
N. Keulen, T. Næraa, T.F. Kokfelt, J.C. Schumacher and A. Scherstén


Application of airborne hyperspectral data to mineral exploration in North-East Greenland (pdf, 1.5 Mb)
T. Tukiainen and B. Thomassen


Study of a Palaeogene intrabasaltic sedimentary unit in southern East Greenland: from 3-D photogeology to micropetrography (pdf, 1 Mb)
H. Vosgerau, P. Guarnieri, R. Weibel, M. Larsen, C. Dennehy, E.V. Sørensen and C. Knudsen


An advancing glacier in a recessive ice regime: Berlingske Bræ, North-West Greenland (pdf, 0.6 Mb)
P.R. Dawes and D. van As


Bathymetry, shallow seismic profiling and sediment coring in Sermilik near Helheimgletscher, South-East Greenland (pdf, 1.3 Mb) 
C.S. Andresen, N. Nørgaard-Pedersen, J.B. Jensen and B. Larsen

International activities

Borax – an alternative to mercury for gold extraction by small-scale miners: introducing the method in Tanzania (pdf, 0.3 Mb)
P.W.U. Appel and J.B. Jønsson


Vietnamese sedimentary basins: geological evolution and petroleum potential (pdf, 0.7 Mb)
M.B.W. Fyhn, H.I. Petersen, A. Mathiesen, L.H. Nielsen, S.A.S. Pedersen, S. Lindström, J.A. Bojesen-Koefoed, I. Abatzis and L.O. Boldreel


Potential for permanent geological storage of CO2 in China: the COACH project (pdf, 0.4 Mb)
N.E. Poulsen


Thin-skinned thrust-fault tectonics offshore south-west Vietnam (pdf, 0.6 Mb)
S.A.S. Pedersen, L.O. Boldreel, E.B. Madsen, M.B. Filtenborg and L.H. Nielsen

Web analysis and presentation of geo-data

Interactive web analysis and presentation of computer-controlled scanning electron microscopy data (pdf, 0.6 Mb) 
P. Riisager, N. Keulen, U. Larsen, R.K. McLimans, C. Knudsen and J. Tulstrup

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