Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin 186 - 2000

Review of Greenland activities 1999

Edited by Peter R. Dawes and A.K. Higgins 

This Review of Greenland activities, the fourth issued by the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), contains 11 scientific articles, introduced by a directorial review for 1999 - The year in focus. A review of Greenland publications concludes the volume and this includes a 1999 listing of publications issued in the Survey-s own series and those scientific and semi-popular papers written by its staff and coworkers released in international outlets.

The scientific articles report on the main projects carried out in 1999. These were widely spaced and on all sides of Greenland stretching from 81ºN in the north to the southern tip at 60ºN. The topics touched on range from geological mapping and stratigraphic studies of Archaean to Quaternary rocks, economic assessments of mineral and petroleum deposits, as well as an airborne geophysical survey in West Greenland. Three papers report on field work dealing with the impact of climatic change on the environment.

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The year in focus, 1999 (pdf, 0.2 Mb)
K. Sørensen


1. Kane Basin 1999: mapping, stratigraphic studies and economic assessment of Precambrian and Lower Palaeozoic provinces in north-western Greenland (pdf, 1.5 Mb)
P.R. Dawes, T. Frisch, A.A. Garde, T.R. Iannelli, J.R. Ineson, S.M. Jensen, F. Pirajno, M. Sønderholm, L. Stemmerik, S. Stouge, B. Thomassen and J.A.M. van Gool


2. Notes on the late Cenozoic history of the Washington Land area, western North Greenland (pdf, 0.6 Mb)
O. Bennike


3. A new volcanic province: evidence from glacial erratics in western North Greenland (pdf, 0.3 Mb)
P.R. Dawes, B. Thomassen and T.I.H. Andersson


4. Episodic tectono-thermal activity in the southern part of the East Greenland Caledonides (pdf, 0.7 Mb)
A.G. Leslie and A.P. Nutman


5. Ketilidian structure and the rapakivi suite between Lindenow Fjord and Kap Farvel, South-East Greenland (pdf, 0.9 Mb)
B. Chadwick, A.A. Garde, J. Grocott, K.J.W. McCaffrey and M.A. Hamilton


6. Lake sediment coring in South Greenland in 1999 (pdf, 0.5 Mb)
O. Bennike and S. Björck


7. Earth's oldest well-preserved mafic dyke swarms in the vicinity of the Isua greenstone belt, southern West Greenland (pdf, 0.6 Mb)
R.V. White, J.L. Crowley and J.S. Myers


8. Aeromagnetic survey in southern West Greenland: project Aeromag 1999 (pdf, 0.9 Mb)
T.M. Rasmussen and J.A.M. van Gool


9. Subfossil insect remains (Chironomidae) and lake-water temperature inference in the Sisimiut - Søndre Strømfjord region, southern West Greenland (pdf, 0.4 Mb)
K.P. Brodersen and N.J. Anderson


10. Coring of laminated lake sediments for pigment and mineral magnetic analyses, Søndre Strømfjord, southern West Greenland (pdf, 0.3 Mb)
N.J. Anderson, A. Clarke, R.K. Juhler, S. McGowan and I. Renberg


11. Petroleum geological activities in West Greenland in 1999 (pdf, 1.3 Mb)
F.G. Christiansen, F. Dalhoff, J.A. Bojesen-Koefoed, J.A. Chalmers, G. Dam, C. Marcussen, H. Nøhr-Hansen, T. Nielsen, A.K. Pedersen, P. Riisager and M. Sønderholm


Greenland publications review with listing for 1999 (pdf, 0.7 Mb)
P.R. Dawes and E.W. Glendal

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Physiographic map of Greenland showing the locations discussed in the 11 scientific papers of this volume (see Contents opposite). The map is based on a digital elevation model produced from digital aerophotogrammetry and scannings of the coast, and remote sensing from satellites and aircraft over the Inland Ice. The highest land summit is 3693 m above sea level (Gunnbjørn Fjeld in East Greenland, about 250 km south of frame 4); the highest elevation of the Inland Ice is 3238 m above sea level (Summit, marked by the triangle). The map, supplied by Simon Ekholm, is reproduced with courtesy of the National Survey and Cadastre, Copenhagen. For a full list of Survey field activities (regions and projects) in 1999, and for the geographical subdivisions as used in this bulletin, see the map in the directorial review in the article "The year in focus, 1999".