A storm‐related origin for the Jurassic Brentskardhaugen Bed of Spitsbergen, Norway

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    Abstract

    The laterally persistent but thin, Jurassic age (Bathonian‐Callovian) Brentskardhaugen bed is poorly sorted (often with mud to cobble size), and is crudely normally and/or reversely graded without internal discontinuities. These traits may indicate a short‐lived depositional event, and are inconsistent with an origin as a basal, transgressive gravel lag formed in a terrestrial or shoreline setting. Mega‐storm events on a shallow marine shelf with an underlying condensed section may account for the poor sorting, grading, stratigraphic position and remanie character of the bed.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)67-77
    Number of pages11
    JournalPolar Research
    Volume7
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jun 1989

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Oceanography
    • Environmental Chemistry
    • Environmental Science(all)
    • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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