Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin 23 - 2011


Review of Survey activities 2010

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

This Review of Survey activities presents a selection of 19 papers reflecting the wide spectrum of activities of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, from the microscopic to the plate-tectonic level.

The Survey's activities in Denmark and surrounding areas are illustrated by 12 articles covering petroleum geology, groundwater geology, applied marine geology, Quaternary stratigraphy, sea-level changes, disposal of radioactive waste and the use of satellite radar data to detect elevation changes. The depth of two earthquakes has been determined using data from array stations in Canada and Niger.

Activities in Greenland are covered by six papers dealing with mineral and petroleum exploration. One paper comes with further evidence that the controversial Wegener Fault is a myth. The influence of recent climate change on the Greenland ice sheet is the subject of another article; 2010 was the warmest year ever recorded in Greenland, and the ice sheet is losing mass at an accelerating rate.

The Survey's international activities are the subject of a paper dealing with quality control of geophysical data in Ghana.


Review of Survey activities 2010: Colophon, contents, introduction (pdf, 0.9 Mb) 
F.G. Christiansen

Activities in Denmark

Shale gas investigations in Denmark: Lower Palaozoic shales on Bornholm (pdf, 0.5 Mb)
N.H. Schovsbo, A.T. Nielsen, K. Klitten A. Mathiesen and P. Rasmussen


Mapping porosity anomalies in deep Jurassic sandstones – an example from the Svane-1A area, Danish Central Graben (pdf, 0.9 Mb)
T. Abramovitz


Differentiation of Palaeogene sand by glauconitic and geochemical fingerprinting, Siri Canyon, Danish North Sea (pdf, 0.4 Mb)
M. Olivarius, C. Knudsen and J.B. Svendsen


Geological characterisation of potential disposal areas for radioactive waste from Risø, Denmark (pdf, 0.4 Mb)
P. Gravesen, M. Binderup, B. Nilsson and S.A.S. Pedersen


A digital, spatial, geological model of the Miocene in Jylland, Denmark (pdf, 0.7 Mb)
M. Kristensen, T. Vangkilde-Pedersen and E.S. Rasmussen


A new Middle Pleistocene interglacial sequence from Måløv, Sjælland, Denmark (pdf, 0.4Mb)
O. Bennike, E. Lindgard, H.J. Granat, R.C. Preece and F. Viehberg


Mapping of raw materials and habitats in the Danish sector of the North Sea (pdf, 1.3 Mb)
J.B. Jensen, S. Borre, J.O. Leth, Z. Al-Hamdani and L.G. Addington


Postglacial, relative shore-level changes in Lillebælt, Denmark (pdf,  0.8 Mb)
O. Bennike and J.B. Jensen


Detection of terrain changes in southern Denmark using persistent scatterer interferometry (pdf, 0.9 Mb)
S.A.S. Pedersen, G. Cooksley, M. Gaset and P.R. Jakobsen


Does road salt affect groundwater in Denmark? (pdf, 0.5 Mb)
S.M. Kristiansen, F.D. Christensen and B. Hansen


Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty – a peace-keeping initiative with scientific impact (pdf, 0.9 Mb)
T.B. Larsen, P.H. Voss, T. Dahl-Jensenand S. Gregersen


Free, online Danish shallow geological data (pdf, 1Mb)
M. Hansen and B. Pjetursson

Activities in Greenland

Remnants of Mesoarchaean oceanic crust in the Tartoq Group, South-West Greenland (pdf, 1.4 Mb)
K. Szilas, V.J. van Hinsberg, A.F.M. Kisters, T.F. Kokfelt, A. Scherstén and B.F. Windley


Palaeogene deposits in North-East Greenland (pdf, 0.5Mb)
H. Nøhr-Hansen, L.H. Nielsen, E. Sheldon, J. Hovikoski and P. Alsen


Analysis of Palaeogene strike-slip tectonics along the southern East Greenland margin (Sødalen area) (pdf, 1.2 Mb)
P. Guarnieri


Kennedy Channel and its geophysical lineaments: new evidence that the Wegener Fault is a myth (pdf, 1 Mb)
T.M. Rasmussen and P.R. Dawes


Programme for Monitoring of the Greenland Ice Sheet (PROMICE): first temperature and ablation records (pdf, 0.6 Mb)
D. van As, R.S. Fausto and the PROMICE project team


DODEX – Geoscience Documents and Data for Exploration in Greenland (pdf, 0.3 Mb) 
P. Riisager, M. Pedersen, M.S. Jørgensen, F. Schjøth and L. Thorning

An international activity

Quality control of airborne geophysical data from the EU Mining Sector Support Programme, Ghana (pdf, 1.2 Mb) 
T.M. Rasmussen, L. Thorning, A.V. Olesen and F. Schjøth

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