Accession Number : AD0667077

Title :   BASIC FEATURES OF TECTONIC STRUCTURE OF THE BOTTOM OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA.

Descriptive Note : Technical translation,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL CHART AND INFORMATION CENTER ST LOUIS MO LINGUISTIC SECTION

Personal Author(s) : Emelyanov,E. M.

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : New tectonic and bathymetric charts of the Mediterranean Sea, some results of seismic investigations, tectonic charts of Europe and Eurasia, data on volcanism, earthquakes and gravimetry are used in this paper. The different geological history is clearly expressed in the bottom topography of the Western and Eastern basins of the Mediterranean Sea. Accumulative plains occupy large areas in the Algiers-Provence and Tyrrhenian basins. Abyssal areas and two systems of deep-sea depressions are found. The thickness of the sediments vary between the eastern and western part of the Mediterranean Sea. There is no granitic layer in the deep sea parts of certain sections. The Mediterranean Sea is considered as a basin of transition type of the earth's crust. Side by side with the stabilized areas there are also some areas of uncompleted Alpine cycle with signs of transformation of the continental crust into the oceanic type. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, MEDITERRANEAN SEA), SEISMIC WAVES, BATHYTHERMOGRAPH DATA, ECHO RANGING, DEEP WATER, SEDIMENTATION, EARTHQUAKES, THICKNESS, STRATIGRAPHY, VOLCANOES, USSR

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Seismology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE