Mountains of southernmost Norway: uplifted Miocene peneplains and re-exposed Mesozoic surfaces

  title={Mountains of southernmost Norway: uplifted Miocene peneplains and re-exposed Mesozoic surfaces},
  author={Peter Japsen and Paul F. Green and James A. Chalmers and Johan M. Bonow},
  journal={Journal of the Geological Society},
  pages={721 - 741}
The origin of the Norwegian mountains (the Scandes) is a key controversy in modern geoscience. Are they remnants from the Caledonian Orogeny, modified shoulders of late Mesozoic rifts, or are they evidence of Neogene uplifts? Our synthesis of geological data, landscape analysis and new thermochronological data from Norway south of c. 60°N, combined with previously published data from southern Sweden, reveals a four-stage history: (1) Middle Triassic and Middle Jurassic exhumation produced a… 
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