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Geophysical constraints on the crust and upper-mantle structure of Greenland (UPPA-GL)

General

Organisation
Project start
01.01.2013
Project end
31.12.2017
Type of project
ARMAP/NSF
Project theme
Geoscience
Project topic
Cryosphere
Geology

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
02.06.2014
Fieldwork end
04.06.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
30.06.2014
Fieldwork end
05.07.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
08.06.2014
Fieldwork end
08.06.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
09.06.2014
Fieldwork end
09.06.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
10.06.2014
Fieldwork end
10.06.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
11.06.2014
Fieldwork end
11.06.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
12.06.2014
Fieldwork end
12.06.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
13.06.2014
Fieldwork end
13.06.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
04.07.2014
Fieldwork end
05.07.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
04.06.2014
Fieldwork end
18.06.2014

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
08.06.2015
Fieldwork end
09.06.2015

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
12.06.2015
Fieldwork end
12.06.2015

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
13.06.2015
Fieldwork end
13.06.2015

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
14.06.2015
Fieldwork end
14.06.2015

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
15.06.2015
Fieldwork end
15.06.2015

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
16.06.2015
Fieldwork end
16.06.2015

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
17.06.2015
Fieldwork end
17.06.2015

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
22.06.2015
Fieldwork end
23.06.2015

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
09.06.2015
Fieldwork end
20.06.2015

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
02.06.2016
Fieldwork end
15.06.2016

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
01.06.2016
Fieldwork end
02.06.2016

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
05.06.2016
Fieldwork end
05.06.2016

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
07.06.2016
Fieldwork end
07.06.2016

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
09.06.2016
Fieldwork end
09.06.2016

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
10.06.2016
Fieldwork end
10.06.2016

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
11.06.2016
Fieldwork end
11.06.2016

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
13.06.2016
Fieldwork end
13.06.2016

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 0, 0

Fieldwork start
17.06.2016
Fieldwork end
18.06.2016

SAR information

Project details

02.12.2019
Science / project plan

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Science / project summary
The goals of this project are to characterize the crust and mantle signals associated with the Precambrian to present-day assembly of Greenland, including: identifying the structure and fabric underlying Archean and Paleoproterozoic craton and fold-belt regions; characterizing the nature of the Iceland hotspot's interaction with the Greenland crust and lithosphere; and identifying regions of possible high heat-flux under the ice sheet. The information derived from this study will provide key input for models of glacial isostatic adjustment and models of ice-sheet development and evolution, and will help answer outstanding questions about continent assembly and stability, the history of the Iceland plume, and possible unrecognized modern-day tectonic activity in northeast Greenland. The research will lead to a greatly improved understanding of the crust and mantle structure of Greenland, the way this structure has evolved with time, and its influence on modern-day geophysical processes in the cryosphere and solid Earth. The results of this study will provide important inputs for ice-sheet models and models of glacial isostatic adjustment. The accuracy of both types of models is critical for accurate predictions of sea-level rise. The findings of this study will be relevant for understanding continental assembly and preservation worldwide. The seismological models derived in this project will also allow improved estimates of source parameters for tectonic and glacial earthquakes. Raw data and derived data products will be publicly available through the IRIS and UNAVCO archives. The educational materials produced through this project will be available for general use, and project outreach efforts will support U.S.-Greenland partnership in education. The project will train one graduate student and 2 to 3 undergraduate students.
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