April 2018 | Pre-breakup geology of Jan Mayen revealed by seafloor sampling

New paper by Stéphane Polteau (VBPR) published in Tectonophysics

The Jan Mayen Microplate Complex (JMMC) in the NE Atlantic is interpreted to mostly consist of continental fragments with possible interstitial embryonic oceanic crust. A complex Cenozoic rifting history accompanied by extensive extrusive and intrusive volcanism have made the geological characterization of the JMMC challenging especially due to poor seismic imaging beneath the breakup basalt succession.

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