Research projects for 2020

"Late Cenozoic kinematics and geodynamics of the Alpine-Himalayan and Pacific Pacific mobile zones" - Project of the GIN RAS No. 0135-2020-0006 for 2020-2022 in the State Assignment of the Program of state academies of sciences.

Plans for 2020: (1) Studying the general patterns of the distribution of active fault structures of different kinematics within the northwestern sector of the Pacific Pacific mobile belt and, on this basis, identifying the parameters of general motion in the sector and their conditioning by the interaction of the Pacific Plate with the American and Asian segments of the sector. (2) Studying the features of the latest and active structure formation and the history of neotectonic development in different segments of the Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt and their expression in active tectonics, in connection with the peculiarities of their deep structure. (3) Performing detailed studies of the neotectonics of Crimea and the North Caucasus.

" Active tectonics of the latest mobile zones of Northern Eurasia " - RSF project No. 17-17-01073 for 2020-2021.

Plans for 2020: (1) Obtaining new data on active faults of NE Asia and Pliocene-Quaternary tectonics of the Arabian-Caucasian region, field work on the study of intermontane depressions and volcanic formations in Eastern Turkey. (2) A synthesis of previously obtained data on Pliocene-Quaternary tectonics and the uplift of the southern part of the Central Asian sector from the Himalayas to the Tien Shan. (3) Structural-geomorphological analysis of Central Asian uplifts using relief models and other distance materials. (4) Analysis of the structure of the upper mantle beneath the Central Asian sector based on seismotomographic data. (5) Field work in the Republic of Mongolia. The structural expression of the eastern border of the Central Asian sector of Asia will be studied, the data on fault activity will be refined, the geological and geomorphological characteristics of the Khangai arch and the reflection of the latest movements in the sediments of the basins will be revealed. (6) The identification and characterization of active faults in the seas adjacent to Eurasia and the inclusion of this information in the Database, as well as the creation of a separate layer in it with special attributes that would represent generalized fault zones.

"Cenozoic depressions on the northwestern border of High Asia" - RFBR project No. 20-05-00441 for 2020-2022.

Plans for 2020: (1) The main work on the collection and synthesis of published materials on the topics of the Project. (2) Structural-geomorphological and neotectonic (including active faults) studies based on the analysis of distance materials. (3) Field work in the Zaysan Depression and on its frames. (4) Processing of field materials and paleomagnetic samples from the Naryn and Issyk-Kul depressions. (5) Preparation of the first publications on neotectonics, paleontological characterization and stratigraphy of the Zaysan Depression.

"The main structural joints of Western, Central and Southern Mongolia as a zone of conjugation of lithospheric-crustal blocks: structure, evolution, seismic potential" - RFBR project No. 20-55-44026 for 2020-2022.

Plans for 2020: (1) Study of neotectonics of the eastern border of the northern part of High Asia. (2) The study of neotectonics and the Late Cenozoic development of the Mongolian and Gobi Altai, the Khangai plateau and the frames of the Khubsugul graben; estimation of amplitudes and speeds of their latest movements. (3) Study of the structure and stratigraphy of the sedimentary cover and the history of the formation of the Ubsu-Nur Depression and the belt of the latest depressions of the Valley of Lakes between the Mongolian and Gobi Altai and the Khangai Plateau. (4) Clarification of the structure, kinematics, average displacement velocities, mode and paleoseismic manifestations of the zones of the largest active faults. (5) Determination of the structure of the upper mantle under the Mongolian part of High Asia. (6) Assessment of the tectonic position of the newest volcanoes in Mongolia. (7) Collection and synthesis of published materials on the topics of the Project. (8) Structural-geological, structural-geomorphological and neotectonic (including active faults) studies based on the analysis of distance materials. (9) Field work in the Khangai Highlands, the Khangai Fault zone and neighboring depressions. (10) Preparation of the first publications on neotectonics, paleontological characterization and stratigraphy of the complex of the latest deposits of the territory.

"Geodynamic and biocenotic conditions of the Early - Middle Pleistocene in the context of ancient population of the Crimean-Caucasian region" - RFBR project No. 18-00-00977 for 2019-2020.

Plans for 2020: (1) Processing of new data obtained during the first stage of the Project and summarizing materials for reconstructing the geodynamic and biocenotic characteristics of the environment of an ancient person in the era of his settlement of the Crimean-Caucasian region, i.e. in the early and middle Pleistocene. (2) In particular, the results of a tectono-stratigraphic study of sedimentary strata of the Early-Middle Pleistocene intermountain basins of northeastern Turkey will be published. (3) The deformations of the relief and changes in the main elements of the drainage network of the settlement era by removing the later geodynamic formations will be determined. (4) The biocenotic and climatic characteristics of the settlement era will also be revealed.