Geology of the Faroe-Shetland Basin and adjacent areas

Ritchie, J.D.; Ziska, H.; Johnson, H.; Evans, D., eds. 2011 Geology of the Faroe-Shetland Basin and adjacent areas. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 317pp. (RR/11/001)

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The Faroe–Shetland Regional Geological Report produced jointly by the BGS and Jarðfeingi provides an illustrated descriptive summary of diverse topics of geoscience organised into twelve separate chapters (see contents) within the offshore area to the north and north-west of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland Isles, and around the Faroe Islands (Figure 1). Although the UK/Faroese median line effectively separates the area into north-west and south-east portions, this national boundary has little relevance with regard to the geoscientific description of the Faroe–Shetland report area. In terms of geographical area and geoscientific content, this report partially supersedes a previous version entitled ‘The geology of the Hebrides and West Shetland shelves, and adjacent deep-water area’ by Stoker et al. (1993). The eastern and southern margins of the report area utilise the same boundary as that of Stoker et al. (1993), whereas the south-west limit marked by the Wyville Thomson Ridge (Figure 1) is specifically adopted to align with the north-east boundary of a sister report prepared concurrently and focused on the Rockall Basin.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Geology and Landscape (Scotland)
Funders/Sponsors: NERC, Jardfeingi
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Date made live: 14 Feb 2011 13:56 +0 (UTC)

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