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Formal morphostructural zoning of mountain territories


Title (Dublin Core)

en-US Formal morphostructural zoning of mountain territories

Description (Dublin Core)

en-US Formalization of morphostructural zoning of mountain regions, with special emphasis on determination of lineaments, is considered in this paper. The zoning is based on joint analysis of topography, geology, tectonics and geomorphology, represented on corresponding maps and aerial or space photos. Our goal is to make the zoning objective and reproducible. The importance of this goal follows from the fact that morphostructural zoning, especially the scheme of lineaments, is the starting point of our approach to prediction of strong earthquakes; it is important also to location of some mineral deposits. The definition of large elements of relief is formalized in the first place. On the basis of their characteristics a territory is divided into three types of areas: blocks, lineaments and knots. A precise and objective location of knot and lineament positions is the final aim of our formalized scheme. The application of the suggested algorithm to Eastern Tien Shan is described in the conclusion of the paper, as an illustration.

Creator (Dublin Core)

Alekseevskaya, M.
Gabrielov, A.
Gel'fand, I.
Gvishiani, A.
Rantsman, E.

Subject (Dublin Core)

en-US Morphostructure
en-US Formal zoning
en-US Mountain
en-US Block
en-US Lineament
en-US Knot
en-US Earthquakes
en-US Relief
en-US Tectonics
en-US Geodynamics

Publisher (Dublin Core)

en-US Journal of Geophysics

Date (Dublin Core)


Type (Dublin Core)

en-US Peer-reviewed Article

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Identifier (Dublin Core)

Source (Dublin Core)

en-US Journal of Geophysics; Vol 43 No 1 (1977): Journal of Geophysics; 227-233

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