ORIGIN OF THE CRIMEA AND BLACK SEA.
AERONAUTICAL CHART AND INFORMATION CENTER ST LOUIS MO LINGUISTIC SECTION
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It is generally assumed that the Crimean mountains represent the remnants of a large mountain structure-anticlinorium, similar to the Caucasus Mountains, destroyed during the formation of the Black Sea basin. Many geologists considered the Black Sea to be an area where the larger part of the Crimean anticlinorium was buried. Therefore they tried to find in the relief of the sea bottom traces of sunken mountains. However, such research provided no positive data, while recent geological works with the use of more and more perfect methods of rock analysis, detailed survey and abyssal boring, together with high level geophysical investigations discovered many structural details of Crimea and the Black Sea bottom, which cast a new light upon objects and facts which were considered to be already well known.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy