Arvid Högbom

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Arvid Gustaf Högbom
Born(1857-01-11)11 January 1857
Died19 January 1940(1940-01-19) (aged 83)
Alma materUppsala University
Known forSub-Cambrian peneplain
Study of carbon cycle
AwardsBjörkénska priset (1907)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUppsala University

Arvid Gustaf Högbom was Swedish geologist active at Uppsala University. He was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Royal Physiographic Society in Lund. He coined the term Subjotnian in 1910.[1] Högbomite (later renamed to magnesiohögbomite-2N2S), högbomite group, högbomite supergroup was named in his honour.[2]

Högbom was the first to identify the Sub-Cambrian peneplain in a 1910 publication.[3]


  1. ^ Laitakari, I.; Rämö, T.; Suominen, V.; Niin, M.; Stepanov, K.; Amantov, A. (1996). "Subjotnian: Rapakivi granites and related rocks in the Gulf of Finland". Geological Survey of Finland, Special Paper. 21: 59–97.
  2. ^ Mindat - magnesiohögbomite-2N2S
  3. ^ Lidmar-Bergströrm, Karna (1996). "Long term morphotectonic evolution in Sweden". Geomorphology. Elsevier. 16: 33–59.