Thin-skinned thrust-fault deformation, glaciotectonics and orogenic foreland thrusting.
Leader: Stig A. Schack Pedersen, GEUS, Denmark
Excursion route description: The excursion starts in Copenhagen and will bring the excursion members through Denmark from the southeast to the northwest. Here they will visit the most spectacular thrust fault structures created by glaciotectonics. From the northern part of Denmark the excursion members will go to Oslo, Norway, by ferry and on the last day of the excursion the foreland thrusting of the Scandinavian Caledonides will be demonstrated for comparison of thrust fault deformation in soft sediments. The excursion members are requested to arrive in Copenhagen at least one day before the excursion and organise their own accommodation prior to the excursion start: 7.30 in the morning 1st of August 2008. It is also necessary that the excursion members book their hotel room in Oslo the 5th of August, one night before the opening of the registration and the evening of the ice breaker party, because the excursion will arrive at Oslo in the evening of the 5th August, and the last day will start and end in Oslo.
Program: The excursion is a 5 day bus drive to various localities, where no extraordinary equipment is necessary, except for waterproof clothing and rubber boots in case of a rainy period. After 4 days drive through Denmark, a one day ferry trip will take the excursion to Norway. An informal workshop on thin-skinned thrust-fault tectonics will be arranged on the ferry trip. The last excursion day will be a visit to the foothills of the Scandinavian Caledonides south of Oslo.