Vom Geotektonischen Atlas (,,Kockel-Atlas") zu einem 3D-Gesamtmodell des Norddeutschen Beckens: Basisinformationen zum tieferen Untergrund von Norddeutschland
The "Tectonic Atlas of Northwest Germany and the German North Sea Sector (GTA)" is the primary source of information for regional-scale geoscientific evaluations on the deeper subsurface of Northwest Germany. From the start of the work on the GTA in 1977 to the publication of the final compilation in 2001, a vast number of individual reports, maps, geological cross-sections, publications and complementary sets of data and information were produced. Werner Jaritz and Franz Kockel initiated the work on the GTA as a DFG project. Kockel as head of BGR's unit "Allgemeine Geologie" shaped the work as guiding spirit and project manager until its completion. He was supported by a team of experts, who were responsible for individual topics, areas, and components of the GTA. Working on the GTA, Kockel pursued the aim to obtain both a comprehensive and detailed picture and a thorough understanding of North German Geology down to the level of individual "structures". However, due to the German division, the atlas was limited to the western part of the North German Basin (Norddeutsches Becken, NDB). Today, the NDB can be studied in its full extent. After a structural geological view on the NGB and adjacent areas, this paper gives a comprehensive overview on the complex map series GTA including its history of origin and working methods. Furthermore this paper addresses briefly the "regional geophysical (reflection seismic) map series" of the former German Democratic Republic (GPK) that covers the eastern part of the NDB, and the so called "Entenschnabel" region in the German North Sea that is not part of the GTA. Today's growing focus on the subsurface (e.g.commodities, storage) requires basin-wide consistent geological information that include all, i.e.recent as well as old, exploration results and that can be used and visualised with modern tools. This article concludes with a short overview on the project TUNB (Subsurface Potentials for Storage and Economic Use in the North German Basin). In this project, the Geological Surveys of the Northern German federal states under the lead of BGR combine and update existing geoscientific information in order to compile a comprehensive and consistent 3D model of the NDB. The work is based on already existing 3D implementations of the GTA developed by the geological surveys for the areas of Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, and the central German North Sea Sector, and based on already existing 3D implementations of the GPK for the area of Brandenburg.
Keywords: "ENTENSCHNABEL"; "KOCKEL ATLAS"; "REGIONAL GEOPHYSICAL (REFLECTION SEISMIC) MAP SERIES"; ,,ENTENSCHNABEL"; ,,KOCKEL-ATLAS"; ,,REGIONALES GEOPHYSIKALISCHES (REFLEXIONSSEISMISCHES) KARTENWERK"; 3D MODEL; 3D MODELL; DEUTSCHER; GEOTEKTONISCHER ATLAS; GERMAN NORTH SEA SECTOR; GPDN; GPK; GTA; NORDOSTDEUTSCHLAND; NORDSEE-SEKTOR; NORDWESTDEUTSCHLAND; NORTHEAST GERMANY; NORTHWEST GERMANY; TECTONIC ATLAS; TUNB
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2016-09-01
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