Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin 189 - 2001

Review of Greenland Activities 2000

Edited by A. K. Higgins and Karsten Secher

The Review of Greenland activities is now a well-established way of communicating the main operations carried out each year in Greenland by the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS). This volume, the fifth, contains 15 technical papers reflecting field projects undertaken in 2000, introduced by two reviews - The year in focus and The year-s publications. The latter includes a 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 technical papers report onshore and offshore activities based on both ground and airborne surveys and from widely spaced regions stretching from southern Greenland (60°N) to the Arctic Ocean (84°N). Topics include multidisciplinary geology at the celebrated Skaergaard intrusion, stratigraphy and sedimentology of Proterozoic to Quaternary sections, economic geology with evaluation of commercial mineral and petroleum activities, and marine and airborne geophysical data acquisition. Several papers report on physiography, limnology and the impact of climatic change on the environment.

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The year in focus, 2000 (pdf, 0.3 Mb)
Kai Sørensen


The year-s publications: a review with listing for 2000 (pdf, 0.8 Mb)
Peter R. Dawes


1. Petroleum geological activities in West Greenland in 2000 (pdf, 0.8 Mb)
Flemming G. Christiansen, Jørgen A. Bojesen-Koefoed, James A. Chalmers, Finn Dalhoff, Anders Mathiesen, Martin Sønderholm, Gregers Dam, Ulrik Gregersen, Christian Marcussen, Henrik Nøhr-Hansen, Stefan Piasecki,Thomas Preuss,T. Christopher R. Pulvertaft, Jan Audun Rasmussen and Emma Sheldon


2. Acquisition of high-resolution multichannel seismic data in the offshore part of the Nuussuaq Basin, central West Greenland (pdf, 0.7 Mb)
Christian Marcussen, James A. Chalmers, Holger Lykke Andersen, Rasmus Rasmussen and Trine Dahl-Jensen


3. Late Quaternary circulation changes and sedimentation in Disko Bugt and adjacent fjords, central West Greenland (pdf, 0.4 Mb)
Antoon Kuijpers, Jerry M. Lloyd, Jørn B. Jensen, Rudolf Endler, Matthias Moros, Laura A. Park, Bernd Schulz, Karin Gutfelt Jensen and Troels Laier


4. Palaeolimnological investigation of atmospheric pollution in the Søndre Strømfjord region, southern West Greenland: accumulation rates and spatial patterns (pdf, 0.5 Mb)
Richard Bindler, N. John Anderson, Ingemar Renberg and Carola Malmquist


5. Determining the date of ice-melt for low Arctic lakes along Søndre Strømfjord, southern West Greenland (pdf, 0.5 Mb)
N. John Anderson and Klaus P. Brodersen


6. Holocene temperature and environmental reconstruction from lake sediments in the Søndre Strømfjord region, southern West Greenland (pdf, 0.5 Mb)
Klaus P. Brodersen, Claus Lindegaard and N. John Anderson


7. Marine and terrestrial investigations in the Norse Eastern Settlement, South Greenland (pdf, 0.5 Mb)
Naja Mikkelsen,Antoon Kuijpers, Susanne Lassen and Jesper Vedel


8. The Nalunaq gold prospect, South Greenland: test mining for feasibility studies (pdf, 0.6 Mb)
Mogens Lind, Lotte Kludt and Brian Ballou


9. Reconnaissance for noble metals in Precambrian and Palaeogene rocks, Amdrup Fjord, southern East Greenland (pdf, 0.4 Mb)
Bjørn Thomassen and Johan Ditlev Krebs


10. The East Greenland continental margin, the Prinsen af Wales Bjerge and new Skaergaard intrusion initiatives (pdf, 1 Mb)
Troels F.D. Nielsen, Henriette Hansen, C. Kent Brooks, Charles E. Lesher and field parties


11. Pre-basaltic sediments (Aptian-Paleocene) of the Kangerlussuaq Basin, southern East Greenland (pdf, 1 Mb)
Michael Larsen, Morten Bjerager, Tor Nedkvitne, Snorre Olaussen and Thomas Preuss


12. Vendian - Lower Ordovician stratigraphy of Ella Ø, North-East Greenland: new investigations (pdf, 0.6 Mb)
Svend Stouge, Douglas W. Boyce, Jørgen Christiansen, David A.T. Harper and Ian Knight


13. Periglacial processes in the Mestersvig region, central East Greenland (pdf, 1.3 Mb)
Naja Mikkelsen, Steve Carver, John Woodward and Hanne H. Christiansen


14. Projects MINEO and HyperGreen: airborne hyperspectral data acquisition in East Greenland for environmental monitoring and mineral exploration (pdf, 0.4 Mb)
Tapani Tukiainen


15. Studies of sea-ice conditions north of Greenland: results from a pilot GRASP initiative on the extension of territorial limits into the Arctic Ocean (pdf, 0.4 Mb)
Naja Mikkelsen, Preben Gudmandsen and René Forsberg

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Physiographic map of Greenland showing the locations discussed in the 15 technical papers of this volume. The map is reproduced with courtesy of the National Survey and Cadastre, Copenhagen. For a full list of Survey field activities in 2000 and for the geographical subdivisions as used in this bulletin, see the map in the directorial review (Fig. 1, page 8).