Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Review article
30 Aug 2022
Review article |  | 30 Aug 2022

The timing of the Svalbardian Orogeny in Svalbard: a review

Jean-Baptiste P. Koehl, John E. A. Marshall, and Gilda Lopes

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Short summary
The paper reviews age constraints for a short-lived episode of deformation in Svalbard (Ellesmerian and Svalbardian orogenies) that is thought to have occurred ca. 380–360 million years ago. The review mostly discusses (but is not limited to) paleontological, palynological, and geochronological evidence. The review finds it most unlikely that the event discussed ever occurred in Svalbard.