Geophysical Journal | 2009 volume 31 6

Distribution of mineral matter in the Earth's crust of the Antarctic Peninsula according to petrophysical studies and DSS

© V.A. Korchin, S.S. Chulkov, P.A. Burtnyi, E.E. Karnaukhova

Elastic-density characteristics of more than 200 samples of different rocks from the area of the station "Academician Vernadskiy" (Ukraine) have been studied under atmospheric pressure and room temperature, under maximum axial loads as well as high hydrostatic pressures. Their elastic anisotropy has been studied. It has been found that the last one is caused by oriented location of mineral medium defects and to a lesser degree is related to orientation of rock forming minerals. The models have been produced of mineral matter distribution with depth along seismic profiles DSS 10, 12, 13, 17 near the station "Academician Vernadskiy".

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