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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Tectonostratigraphic evolution of the Billefjorden Group Sediments on Bjørnøya and Hornsund, RiS ID 11764

Awarded: NOK 87,668

This project is the backbone of my PhD topic for which I investigate the tectonic and climatic forcing on Upper Paleozoic rift basin sequences on Bjørnøya and Hornsund. The main goal for the fieldwork is to visit exposed outcrops, acquire sedimentary descriptions, logs, collect samples and to acquire drone imagery of the outcrops for digital outcrop modelling to better understand the lateral variations and geometries of the stratigraphy. To decipher the tectonic influence I plan to collect large rock samples for a provenance study which will shed light on the source areas and if they are changing over time.

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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum