The Jameson Land basin in East Greenland comprises a stratigraphically almost complete and well exposed succession of Upper Palaeozoic - Mesozoic sediments. The composite thickness of the package is more than 17 km, with the lower approx. 13 km consisting of continental Glastics deposited during Middle Devonian - Early Permian rifting. In latest Palaeozoic and Mesozoic time, the basin was dominated by regional subsidence due to thermal contraction and more than 4 km of sediments accumulated. In the Tertiary, parts of the basin were covered by volcanics followed by considerable uplift in the order of 2-3 km.


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