By Jan Harff, Svante Björck, Peer Hoth (auth.), Jan Harff, Svante Björck, Peer Hoth (eds.)

This booklet studies concerning the result of a distinct Symposium “The Baltic Sea Basin”, hung on August eleven, 2008, in the body of the thirty third IGC at Oslo, Norway with a purpose to foster the knowledge of the Baltic Basin as a unit by way of genesis, constitution, ongoing approaches and usage. it's the first time that during a joint booklet, scientists from assorted disciplines supply a entire review in regards to the Baltic Sea basin in any such normal feel. The ebook might be used not just by way of scholars and scientist but additionally through engineers and choice makers from and politics. Summarizing the state-of-the-art within the research of the Baltic Sea Basin, but additionally within the source utilisation of the basin the ebook will improve the advance of latest tracking ideas and technical equipment layout together with satellite tv for pc remark tools, the institution of foreign examine laboratories, leading edge subject matters for interdisciplinary learn initiatives, etc.

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Although later erosion also plays a role in the distribution of these formations, the outline impressively supports that this time period is defined as the nucleation stage of the basin. The Cambrian is overlain by a shaly carbonaceous succession of Ordovician age, which is between 60 and 160 m thick in the offshore part and reaches up to 250 m thickness onshore. The sediment pattern shows a split between a carbonatedominated facies in the east and a deeper marine facies with graptolitic shales in 18 Fig.

1999). The progressing advancement of the North German–Polish orogenic build-up in the west is reflected by the compensation of the subsidence by the sedimentary load during Late Silurian time. The basin was finally completely filled by Early Devonian Old Red deposits. By contrast to the hard coupling of Laurentia and Baltica, which caused 2 Geological Evolution and Resources of the Baltic Sea Area 27 intense faulting in the Baltic region, the soft docking of East Avalonia and Baltica did not result in any significant faulting of the Baltic region.

The Baltic sedimentary basin was initiated on this type of continental crust during Late Ediacaran–Early Cambrian time. It is a special tectonic structure because of its long-lasting subsidence history reaching from Late Precambrian to Quaternary. Subsidence rates and patterns varied considerably throughout the Phanerozoic (Figs. 9). This is related to changing geodynamic mechanism driving the basin evolution. The following main geodynamic stages can be distinguished. 1 Failed Rift Stage The Baltic Sea area was affected by intense magmatic activities during the Mesoproterozoic.

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