Of Bulk And Clay Minerals In Arctic Marine Sediments - a Barents Sea Case Study
Norwegian Geological Survey (NGU) 2012-2014
- Project Leader: Dr. Chr. Vogt
- Cooperation: Dr. Jochen Knies,
Dr. Klaus Dittmers (RWE-DEA Norge)
- The NGU stored more than
500 piston cores collected in the Barents Sea (0 to more than 6 m length) in
its core repository near Trondheim, Norway. The aim of this collection is the
determination of the environmental status quo in advance of natural resources
exploration activities for the Norwegian authorities and public.
- Initial sampling and description of cores will be performed by staff of the
NGU. Selection of discrete samples and pre-preparation fur
further investigation will also be performed by NGU staff and NGU project
leader, principal investigator (PI) Dr. Jochen Knies.
- Selected samples will be sent to ZeKAM, PI Dr.
- Dr. Vogt will analyse the mineral assemblage of
samples by means of X-Ray diffraction work. Analysis machines and measurement
analysis software are provided by ZeKAM and the Crystallography group, FB05
Geowissenschaften of the University of Bremen.
- ZeKAM results of XRD work and other analytical results of NGU (anorganic and
organic geochemistry, micropaleontology) will be compiled by both partners into
yearly reports which will be made available in a non-profit manner to the
International Partnerprojects: Knies et al., Norwegian Geological
Survey/ University Troms°: The Arctic Chronology Project:http://www.ngu.no/publikasjon/arctic-chronology-report
Larsen, NGU/Uni Bergen/Uni
Troms°/Explorationsindustrie: Glacipet - Subsidence, uplift and tilting of traps- the influence on petroleum
Forwick Matthias, Sediments of Svalbard Fjords, see his webpage:
- Baeten, N.J.,
Forwick, M., Vogt, Chr., Vorren,
T.O. 2010. Late Weichselian and Holocene sedimentary
environments and glacial activity in Billefjorden, Svalbard. In: Howe, J.
A., Austin, W. E. N., Forwick, M. & Paetzel, M. (eds): Fjord Systems
and Archives. Geological
Society, London, Special Publications, 344: 207-223,doi:10.1144/SP344.15.online.
- Forwick, M, Vorren,
T.O., Hald, M., Korsun, S., Roh, Y., Vogt, Chr. & Yoo, K.-C.,2010. Spatial and temporal influence of glaciers and
rivers on the sedimentary environment in Sassenfjorden and Tempelfjorden,
Spitsbergen. In: Howe, J. A., Austin, W. E. N., Forwick, M. & Paetzel,
M. (eds): Fjord Systems and Archives. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 344:
163ľ193, doi:10.1144/SP344.13, online.
- Saukel, C., Stein, R., Vogt,
Christoph, Shevchenko, V.P., 2010. Clay-mineral
and grain-size distributions in surface sediments of the White Sea (Arctic
Ocean): indicators of sediment sources and transport processes. Geo-Marine
Letters, 30(6): 605-616, doi:10.1007/s00367-010-0210-2 Published online:
30 April 2010. Published
online: 30 April 2010.
Chr. & Knies, J., 2009. Sediment pathways in the western Barents Sea
inferred from clay mineral assemblages in surface sediments. Norwegian
Journal of Geology, 89(1-2): 41-55, free download from the Norwegian
Journal of Geology Webpage.
Chr. & Knies, J., 2008. Sediment dynamics in the Eurasian Arctic Ocean
during the last deglaciation -- The clay mineral group smectite
Geology, 250(3-4): 211-222, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2008.01.006