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Late Cretaceous-Tertiary tectonic inversion of northeastern Asian continental margin: insight from the low temperature thermochronology in NE China

The Cretaceous Songliao basin in Northeast China and several strongly inverted, smaller satellite basin remnants east of it represent one of the world largest lacustrine basin system. While the burial and thermal evolution of the Songliao basin is well studied, the development of the eastern area with exhumed basement highs and basin remnants is less understood. Therefore, an integrated evaluation of the thermal history of both the basement highs and the basin remnants has been performed using low-T thermochronology and burial/thermal modelling based on vitrinite reflectance data, respectively. Herein, we demonstrate an integrated approach of gravity interpretation and modelling to refine an existing geological 3D SKUA-GOCAD model in the south of the North German Basin (Saxony-Anhalt/Brandenburg cross-border region).


Jianping Zhou (1), Dunkl Dunkl Istvan (1), Yongjiang Liu (2,3), Weimin Li (4) & Hilmar von Eynatten (1)
University of Göttingen, Geoscience Center, Department of Sedimentology and Environmental Geology,Göttingen, Germany (1); Key Lab of Submarine Geoscience and Prospecting Techniques, MOE, Institute for Advanced Ocean Study, College of Marine Geosciences, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China (2); Laboratory for Marine Mineral Resources, Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao, China (3); College of Earth Sciences, Jilin University, Jianshe Str. 2199, Changchun 130061, Jilin, China (4)
GeoUtrecht 2020