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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Tectonics, uplift and long term landscape evolution and inheritance onshore the western Svalbard margin

Awarded: NOK 99,999

The Eocene to Oligocene Forlandsundet basin likely records the transition from transpression and orogeny to transtension and rifting along the western Svalbard margin. Basin sediments are exposed onshore parts of the eastern coast of Prins Karls Forland, making it an ideal site to study the kinematics of the latest rift events on Svalbard. We will use structural and sedimentological data to construct kinematic and sedimentary models for the evolution of the basin.

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