Accession Number : AD0715758

Title :   Tectonics of the Area of the Black Sea and Sea of Azov (Tektonika Oblasti Chernogo i Azovskogo Morei),

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

Personal Author(s) : Balavadze,B. K.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : In recent years, as a result of the endeavor of numerous organizations, marine geophysical investigations have been carried out in the area of the Black Sea and Sea of Azov. A number of important problems of regional tectonics can be solved on the basis of the data obtained during these investigations. The authors compiled a new tectonic map of the region which takes into consideration all available material. Regions of the pre-Paleozoic East European platform (the Ukrainian shield) of the Mediterranean belt were identified as basic structural regions. In the present structural plan this belt is subdivided into the Black Sea region trough (the joint zone of the ancient and young platforms), the Scythian platform, the zone of Mesozoic folding, regions of Alpine folding, Indolo-Kuban' foredeep, and the Black Sea depression. Within the limits of each of the above-indicated regions, zoning was carried out on the basis of structural-genetic features. Zones of abyssal fractures (sublatitudinal and submeridional) which divide it into large blocks are of great significance in the history of development and recent structure of the region. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, *BLACK SEA), MARINE GEOPHYSICS, FAULTS(GEOLOGY), GEOLOGIC AGE DETERMINATION, MAPS, USSR

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE