Seismic investigations of the Ringkoebing-Fyn High on Langeland, Denmark.

Bialas, Jörg , Flueh, Ernst R. and Jokat, W. (1990) Seismic investigations of the Ringkoebing-Fyn High on Langeland, Denmark. Open Access Tectonophysics, 176 (1-2). pp. 25-41. DOI 10.1016/0040-1951(90)90257-9.

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Abstract

A seismic refraction profile across Langeland (Denmark) obtained from land stations recording airgun shots allowed to resolve upper crustal velocities to a depth of 8 km. The profile traverses the proposed Caledonian Deformation Front and the Ringkoebing-Fyn High. The Ringkoebing-Fyn High is about 10 km wide and the top basement lies less than 2 km below the surface. Basement velocities as high as 6.4 km/s, at depths between 6 and 8 km, can be best explained by compositional changes between adjoining basement units to the north and south. South of the Ringkoebing-Fyn High another high velocity basement unit is encountered and most probably represents a basement affected by the Caledonian orogeny. Along this profile on Langeland the positions of the Caledonian Deformation Front and the northern limit of the Zechstein deposits coincide.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: Publication No. 372 of the Institute for Geophysics, University of Kiel
Keywords: Seismic investigations, Ringkoebing-Fyn High, Langeland, Denmark
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB4 Dynamics of the Ocean Floor > FB4-GDY Marine Geodynamics
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1016/0040-1951(90)90257-9
ISSN: 0040-1951
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2017 12:31
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2018 10:37
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/40085

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