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Article name Features of Using Limnogeologic Methods in Planetary Surveys
Authors Rasskazov A.A. doctor of geological sciences, professor, rasskazo@yandex.ru
Gorbatov E.S. candidate of geological sciences, leading researcher, e.s.gor@mail.ru
Kotelnikov A.E. candidate of geological sciences, associate professor, director, Mineral Developing and Oil&Gas Engineering department, kotelnikov-ae@rudn.ru
Kotelnikova E.M. candidate of geological sciences, associate professor Mineral Developing and Oil&Gas Engineering department, kotelnikova-em@rudn.ru
Bibliographic description Rasskazov A. A., Gorbatov E. S., Kotelnikov A. E., Kotelnikova E. M. Features of using limnogeologic methods in planetary surveys // Transbaikal State University Journal. 2023. Vol. 29, no. 4. P. 54–64. DOI: 10.2109/2227-9245-2023-29-4-54-64.
Category Earth and Environmental Sciences
DOI 550.2
DOI 10.2109/2227-9245-2023-29-4-54-64
Article type Original article
Annotation Limnogeology is a new, actively developing scientific field located at the intersection of a whole sector of related disciplines, such as limnology and paleolimnology, lithology, structural geology, paleoseismology, sedimentary basin geology, mineral geology and others. Due to its comprehensive and systematic nature, it is increasingly applied in planetary studies. The purpose of the study is to show. The potential use of Limnogeologic method in the study of planets. The paper considers the most characteristic modern limnogenic structures of Saturn’s satellite Titan (methane-ethane lakes and dry basins), notes the presence of lava lakes on the surface of Jupiter’s satellite Io, as well as water paleo-lake structures of Mars, indicating the existence of a widely developed hydrosphere during the “wet” period. It is shown that the Mars lacustrine sedimentary complexes are widely represented by craters and linear erosion-tectonic depressions on its surface and are represented by both terrigenous and chemogenic formations, indicating the probable existence here in the past not only freshwater but also saline lakes with mineralized water composition. At the same time, the presence of minerals formed predominantly in the aquatic environment was noted. In particular, hydrated sulfates, gypsum, iron-magnesium layered silicates, iron oxides and hydroxides were found in the composition of sedimentary complexes. In addition, the coastal zones of the Martian paleo-lakes contain areas of high concentration of chloride minerals, indicating evaporative concentration of probable brines. It is established that at the current level of study of sedimentary complexes of Mars, the structural and textural analysis of limnogenic formations at different scales, characterized by a high degree of exposure due to prolonged wind erosion, offers great opportunities. This will make it possible to draw new conclusions about seismotectonic, hydro-, cryo-, and glaciological activity of this planet during the period of possible existence of a dense atmosphere and extensive hydrosphere on it.
Key words Limnogeology, paleolimnology,hydrosphere, paleo-lakes,planetary studies, solarsystem planets, Saturn,Jupiter, Mars, meteoritecraters, linear-erosionaltectonic depressions, alluvialsediments, sedimentation inlimnogenic complexes
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