Quaternary palaeoceanography and palaeogeography in Northern Denmark: a review of results from the Skagen cores

Karen Luise Knudsen, Keld Conradsen, Susanne Heier‐Nielsen, Marit Solveig Seidenkrantz

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftsartikelForskningpeer review


Palaeoenvironmental reconstructions from the Skagen record contribute to the understanding of Late Quaternary climatic changes and variations in the oceanographic circulation pattern in the entire North Atlantic region. The Skagen cores penetrated c. 192 m of Quaternary sediments comprising two marine Late Quaternary records: A 7 m marine unit (185.3-178.3 m) comprised the entire last interglacial, including its lower and upper transitions (Late Saalian-Eemian-Early Weichselian), while the upper 132 m of marine deposits covered the last about 15,000 years from the Late Weichselian through the Holocene, including the Pleistocene-Holocene transition. Results from the study of lithology, foraminifera, stable isotope measurements and radiocarbon dates are reviewed while emphasizing the most important contributions to the general understanding of the North Atlantic Quaternary history.
TidsskriftGeological Society of Denmark. Bulletin
Sider (fra-til)22-33
Antal sider12
StatusUdgivet - 1996