A Continent Revealed: The European Geotraverse by Derek Blundell, Roy Freeman, Stephan Mueller PDF

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By Derek Blundell, Roy Freeman, Stephan Mueller

ISBN-10: 0511608268

ISBN-13: 9780511608261

ISBN-10: 052142948X

ISBN-13: 9780521429481

A Continent printed provides the findings of the ecu Geotraverse (EGT)--a special examine of the tectonic evolution of the continent of Europe and the 1st finished move part of the continental lithosphere. The venture produced maps and geologic profiles, alongside a 250 kilometer extensive swath stretching 4600 kilometers from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, which shape a 3 dimensional photo of the constitution, houses, and composition of the continental lithosphere of Europe in an atlas layout. some of the facts that include the maps also are provided on an compact disc (ROM). The dialogue quantity, the maps, and a ebook containing gravity, electrical, and magnetic box information represent the total boxed set. The paperback dialogue quantity can be on hand individually.

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Ziegler 1988, 1990). The northwest European Caledonian triple junction had been established with its centre lying in the northern part of the present North Sea (Figure 2-4). Its western leg, the AvaloniaLaurentia suture, corresponds to the Solway line (marked 1 in Figure 2-4) across the British Isles (Matthews and the BIRPS Group 1990, Klemperer and Hurich 1990); whilst the eastern leg, the Avalonia-Baltica suture, is presumably indicated by the Trans-European fault, shown as 2 in Figure 2-4 (EUGENO-S Working Group 1988).

The experiment and data processing have been described in detail by Lund (1983) and Guggisberg (1986). The northernmost part (Figure 3-1) of the profile is located on the Caledonian nappes which are thrust over the Archean terranes. About 200 km south of shotpoint FG the profile crosses from the Archean to the Proterozoic Sveco-Fennian units and N SVECO-FENNIAN CRUSTAL PROVINCE Skellefte Field ARCHAEAN CRUSTAL PROVINCE SCANDINAVIAN CALEDONIDES Baltic-Bothnian Megashear FI 500 1000 Distance (km) SVECO-FENNIAN N PROVINCE Trans-Scandinavian Batholith Shotpoints (b) CRUSTAL 1000 FE FD Blekinge Coastal Gneiss FB 1500 Distance (km) Figure 3-4.

In other words, the English-North German-Polish Caledonides were brought to their present position in Europe as a 'ready-made' terrane collage, whose overall structure became but little modified by later Caledonian overprints. On faunal evidence, it has been argued that Baltica and Avalonia could not have been widely separated and then again brought into juxtaposition by long-range drift or strike-slip displacements because they share a common Early Cambrian 'Baltic' trilobite fauna (Bergstrom 1984).

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