Accession Number : AD0661183

Title :   TEN YEARS OF SOVIET GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORATIONS IN ANTARCTICA,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Markov,K. K.

Report Date : 09 OCT 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : In Antarctica the Soviet geographers studied the relief (geomorphology) of its rocky and glacial surface, the snow-fern depth, climate, waters, wind-worn crust, animal life and vegetation. Soviet cartographic (geodetic) investigations were conducted in the coastal and interior areas of the continent, and also the bottom areas of the Southern Ocean, adjacent to Antarctica. Cartographic-geodetic investigations in the interior helped to determine the main outlines of the Eastern antarctic glacial shield. It was found that the continent extends below the surface of the ocean in the form of a coastal shoal or shelf, followed by a continental decline. Important features of the submerged portion of the continent were determined by sounding devices and recorded on a bathymetric chart. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GEOGRAPHY, ANTARCTIC REGIONS), (*STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, ANTARCTIC REGIONS), (*MAPPING, ANTARCTIC REGIONS), CLIMATE, SNOW, GLACIERS, PLANTS(BOTANY), ANIMALS, USSR

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE