Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin 38 - 2017​​


Review of Survey activities 2016

Editors Adam A. Garde and Ole Bennike

The 17 contributions in this Review of Survey activities reflect the wide range of activities currently performed by the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, commonly in collaboration with external partners.

Topics in and around Denmark include the important Danish potential for geothermal energy, a shale gas study, securing seismic exploration data from the North Sea for the public, new information on Cretaceous–Palaeogene chalk and limestone, the importance of GEUS’ Jupiter database for the national monitoring of groundwater resources, study of nitrate runoff into streams from agricultural fields, as well as high-precision mapping of contaminated landfill sites and location of sinkholes using digital elevation maps.

Activities in Greenland are represented by a study of potential gold mineralisation sites in South-East Greenland using advanced statistical methods, delineation of potential petroleum reservoirs in the Nuussuaq Basin using modern hand-held photogrammetry and geophysical logging, and monitoring of the Greenland ice sheet including a new study around Camp Century. A final historical paper celebrates the pioneer Danish geophysicist Inge Lehmann and discusses political issues in connection with the installation of the first seismographs in Denmark and Greenland.


Review of Survey activities: Colophon, contents, introduction (pdf, 1.6 Mb)
F.G. Christiansen

Activities in Denmark

Optimising geological mapping of glacial deposits using high-resolution electromagnetic induction data (pdf, 3.0 Mb)
K.E.S. Klint, I. Møller, P.K. Maurya and A.V. Christiansen


Buried valleys in Denmark and their impact on the subsurface geological architecture (pdf, 2.6 Mb)
P.B.E. Sandersen and F. Jørgensen


Nitrate transport pathways in riparian zones of the Hagens Møllebæk catchment, northern Denmark (pdf, 1.5 Mb)
B. Nilsson, A.L. Højberg and P. Jensen


Structures and stratigraphy of Danian limestone, eastern Sjælland, Denmark (pdf, 2.1 Mb)
P.R. Jakobsen, M.M. Rohde and E. Sheldon


Karst sinkhole mapping using GIS and digital terrain models (pdf, 2.6 Mb)
P.B. Sørensen, H. Lykke-Andersen, P. Gravesen and B. Nilsson


Towards a geothermal exploration well in the Gassum Formation in Copenhagen (pdf, 1.2 Mb)
H. Vosgerau, U. Gregersen, L. Kristensen, S. Lindström, A. Mathiesen, C.M. Nielsen, M. Olivarius and L.H. Nielsen


Pre-drilling geothermal assessment of porosity and permeability of the Bunter Sandstone Formation, onshore Denmark (pdf, 1.2 Mb)
M.L. Hjuler and L. Kristensen


Generation and origin of natural gas in Lower Palaeozoic shales from southern Sweden (pdf, 1.0 Mb)
N.H. Schovsbo and A.T. Nielsen 

Activities in Greenland

Prospectivity mapping for orogenic gold in South-East Greenland (pdf, 3.9 Mb)
B.H. Heincke and B.M. Stensgaard
Electronic supplements (pdf, 1.5 Mb)


Inversion structures as potential petroleum exploration targets on Nuussuaq and northern Disko, onshore West Greenland (pdf, 2.6 Mb)
E.V. Sørensen, J.R. Hopper, G.K. Pedersen, H. Nøhr-Hansen, P. Guarnieri, A.K. Pedersen and F.G. Christiansen
Electronic supplement: Stratigraphic summary of the Nuussuaq Bassin (pdf, 0.04 Mb)


Potential hydrocarbon reservoirs of Albian–Paleocene age in the Nuussuaq Basin, West Greenland (pdf, 0.6 Mb)
M.L. Hjuler, N.H. Schovsbo, G.K. Pedersen and J.R. Hopper
Electronic supplement: Distribution of potential reservoirs (pdf, 0.5 Mb)


Greenland, Canadian and Icelandic land-ice albedo grids (2000–2016) (pdf, 4.3 Mb)
J.E. Box, D. van As, K. Steffen and the PROMICE project team


New programme for climate monitoring at Camp Century, Greenland (pdf, 2.2 Mb)
W. Colgan, S.B. Andersen, D. van As, J.E. Box and S. Gregersen


Asynchronous ice-sheet development along the central East Greenland margin: a GLANAM project contribution (pdf, 1.7 Mb)
L.F. Pérez and T. Nielsen 

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