Field Trip to the Hornelen Basin

Dr. Caritia Augustsson (Professor associate), Dr. Dora Marin (Professor associate), Dr. Christopher Townsend (professor II), Guro Skarstein (PhD candidate), and Siri Gloppen Gjersdal (PhD candidate) went on a field trip to the Hornelen basin this week. The Hornelen basin is the largest of three Devonian basins located in western Norway, related to the collapse of the Caledonides. The field trip gave us an insight into what we can expect in the upper Paleozoic basins in the North Sea. The weather was lovely and so were the rocks.

The beautiful Grøndalen
Step-like blocks
Using the drone to get a closer look at the mountains
Conglomerates were a usual sight at the outcrops
Social distancing