BASIC FEATURES OF FORMATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE CAUCASUS IN CONNECTION WITH ITS DEEP-SEATED STRUCTURE.
AERONAUTICAL CHART AND INFORMATION CENTER ST LOUIS MO LINGUISTIC SECTION
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Because of geophysical achievements, the problems of the structure and development of the great downward flexures of the earths crust have become more timely. There is an apparent connection between superficial tectonic phenomena and the structure and development of the abyssal zones. Caucasus, a part of a vast Alpine folded zone is of special interest for a comparison between visible and abyssal tectonic structures. This translation is a detailed study of the geological structure. The study brings forth considerations which are only hypothetical and represent an attempt of outlining the general connections between the abyssal structure, the history of development and the tectonics of the Caucasus. The history of geological development indicates an extreme structural-historical differentiation of Caucasus. Geophysics together with geology can achieve much in the studies of the abyssal fractures of the area. Many transverse profiles must be constructed in order to obtain a precise idea on the structure of the abyssal discontinuities within the limits of the Kura and Terek depressions. As a whole, only complex geological-geochemical-geophysical investigations can shed light on all the complicated aspects of the structure of the Caucasus, which will be important from the practical and theoretical points of view. Author
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy