Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin 5 - 2004

The Jurassic of North-East Greenland

Edited by L. Stemmerik and S. Stouge

The Jurassic rift succession of East Greenland has been intensely studied over the last 25 years, particularly within the main outcrop areas of Jameson Land and Wollaston Forland. The more isolated and poorly known outcrops on Traill Ø, Hold with Hope, Hochstetter Forland and Store Koldewey were investigated in the late 1980s and mid-1990s in order to develop a better regional understanding of the Jurassic in eastern Greenland.

This collection of seven papers focuses on stratigraphic and depositional aspects of the Jurassic at these localities. Comprehensive descriptions of the Jurassic on Hold with Hope and south-eastern Traill Ø are accompanied by papers covering fluvial deposits and new ammonite collections from the Middle Jurassic of Traill Ø. The bulletin is concluded by studies of the dinoflagellate cyst stratigraphy of the Middle and Upper Jurassic of Hold with Hope, Hochstetter Forland and Store Koldewey.