Elevated, passive continental margins: Long-term highs or Neogene uplifts? New evidence from West Greenland

  title={Elevated, passive continental margins: Long-term highs or Neogene uplifts? New evidence from West Greenland},
  author={Peter Japsen and Johan M. Bonow and Paul Frank Green and James A. Chalmers and Karna Lidmar-Bergstr{\"o}m},
  • Peter Japsen, Johan M. Bonow, +2 authors Karna Lidmar-Bergström
  • Published 2006
It is commonly assumed that elevated, passive continentalmargins have remained uplifted since the time of rifting. Inmany areas, e.g. Scandinavia, the timing and extent of uplift movements are difficult to determine because the uplifted area consists almost exclusively of ancient metamorphic rocks. However, the preserved Mesozoic–Cenozoic sedimentary and volcanic record of West Greenland makes this a key area for studying the uplift of passive continental margins. We have combined apatite… CONTINUE READING


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