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Marienfeld, Peter (1992): Sedimentology of the Scoresby Sund, East Greenland. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Marienfeld, P (1992): Recent sedimentary processes in Scoresby Sund, East Greenland. Boreas, 21(2), 169-186,

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The fjord system of Scoresby Sund on the east coast of Greenland has been the subject of two research cruises by RV Polarstern in 1988 and 1990. Most of the year, the fjord is covered by sea-ice. Sediment input takes place mostly via drifting icebergs during the short summer period. Depending on the distance to glaciers, surface sediments carry varying proportions of coarse ice-rafted debris (IRD). The degree of sediment reworking by scouring icebergs is controlled by the depth of the fjord, with the most intense reworking in areas shallower than about 450 m depth. Both IRD contribution and intensity of sediment scouring clearly control the distribution pattern of benthic organisms.
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Marienfeld, Peter (1991): Holozäne Sedimentationsentwicklung im Scoresby Sund, Ost-Grönland (Evolution of Sedimentation in Scoresby Sund, East-Greenland during the Holocene). Berichte zur Polarforschung = Reports on Polar Research, 96, 162 pp,
Median Latitude: 70.528332 * Median Longitude: -22.978307 * South-bound Latitude: 70.116700 * West-bound Longitude: -26.234500 * North-bound Latitude: 71.909600 * East-bound Longitude: -20.391100
Date/Time Start: 1988-08-04T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1990-09-25T00:00:00
PS1709-2 (GIK21709-2 PS13/151) * Latitude: 70.250600 * Longitude: -20.391100 * Date/Time: 1988-08-04T00:00:00 * Elevation: -330.0 m * Penetration: 2 m * Recovery: 1 m * Location: Greenland Shelf * Campaign: ARK-V/3b (PS13 GRÖKORT) * Basis: Polarstern * Method/Device: Gravity corer (Kiel type) (SL) * Comment: 1 section: 12-100; verbogen, stark verfestigter Ton 0-12 fehlt
PS1710-1 (GIK21710-1 PS13/156) * Latitude: 70.438500 * Longitude: -25.896800 * Date/Time: 1988-08-06T00:00:00 * Elevation: -533.0 m * Penetration: 0.29 m * Recovery: 0.29 m * Location: Scoresby Sund * Campaign: ARK-V/3b (PS13 GRÖKORT) * Basis: Polarstern * Method/Device: Giant box corer (GKG)
PS1712-1 (GIK21712-1 PS13/160) * Latitude: 70.437600 * Longitude: -24.816000 * Date/Time: 1988-08-07T00:00:00 * Elevation: -536.0 m * Penetration: 0.24 m * Recovery: 0.24 m * Location: Scoresby Sund * Campaign: ARK-V/3b (PS13 GRÖKORT) * Basis: Polarstern * Method/Device: Giant box corer (GKG) * Comment: 1section: 0-24
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  1. Marienfeld, P (1992): (Table 4a) Coarse fraction analysis of surface sediment from Scoresby Sund.
  2. Marienfeld, P (1992): (Table 4b) Sedimentology of surface samples from Scoresby Sund.