Results of biological and geological bottom investigations carried out during Cruise 43 of R/V Akademik Kurchatov in the South Atlantic


The book is devoted to investigations of benthic fauna and geology of the Southern Atlantic Ocean. These works have been carried out in terms of exploring biological structure of the ocean and are of great importance for development of this fundamental problem. They are based on material collected during Cruise 43 of R/V Akademik Kurchatov in 1985-1986 and Cruise 43 of R/V Dmitry Mendeleev in 1989. Problems of quantitative distribution, group composition and trophic structure of benthos in the Southern Scotia Sea, along the east-west Transatlantic section along 31°30'S, and offshore Namibia in the area of the Benguela upwelling are under consideration in the book. Authors present new data on fauna of several groups of deep-sea bottom animals and their zoogeography. Much attention is paid to analysis of morphological structure of the Scotia Sea floor considered in terms of plate tectonics. Bottom sediments along the Transatlantic section and facial variation of sediments in the area of South Shetland Islands and of the continental margin of Namibia are under consideration.

Supplement to: AK43 Team (1990): Biological and Geological Bottom Investigations in the South Atlantic. P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, USSR Academy of Sciences, Transactions, vol. 126. Nauka Publ. (Moscow); Vinogradova, N.G. (Ed.), 208 pp

Metadata Access
Creator Vinogradova, Nina G
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Publication Year 1990
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Supplementary Publication Series of Datasets; Collection
Format application/zip
Size 13 datasets
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-55.620W, -61.202S, 14.433E, -17.487N); North Atlantic/VALLEY; North Atlantic; North Atlantic/Greenland Sea/RIDGE; North Atlantic/SEDIMENT POND; North Atlantic/RIDGE; North Atlantic/FRACTURE ZONE; Argentinian Basin; Rio Grande Rise; South Atlantic Ridge; Angola Basin; Cape Basin
Temporal Coverage Begin 1985-12-26T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1986-12-22T00:00:00Z