Accession Number : AD0649204

Title :   SEDIMENTATION IN THE KARA SEA,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Kulikov,N. N.

Report Date : 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The study is based on investigations conducted by the NIIGA and AANII during 1948-1959 and some other sources. The composition and quantity of sediments is discussed by the typical areas, such as the Novaya Zemlya Depression, the trough of Sv. Anny, Western Plain, Central Kara Sea Elevation, trough of Voronina, Severnaya Zemlya Coastal Belt, Taymyr Plain, Southern Shallow Plain and Southwestern Hillocky Plain. A brief description of the bottom terrain is followed by the influx of sediments by river discharge and coastal erosion. The detritus is analysed with regard to granulometric composition, such as gravel, sand, clay and mud and the minerological composition. At last, the rate of sedimentation in various areas of the Kara Sea is discussed.

Descriptors :   (*STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, KARA SEA), (*OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, MARINE GEOLOGY), OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, SEDIMENTARY ROCK, CLAY, GRAVEL, SAND, RIVERS, EROSION

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE