A World Renowned Section

With relatively easy access from Longyearbyen, the Festningen Section is a very popular geological attraction that displays an almost complete section of sedimentary rocks throughout the Mesozoic. Scientists, students and oil company geoscientists come every year from all over the world to learn basic principles of sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy.
This article appeared in Vol. 3, No. 3 - 2006


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