by Gennady UFIMTSEV, Dr. Sc. (Geol. & Mineral.), Institute of the Earth Crust, RAS SB
If one goes from Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, to the south, he will soon see piedmont ridges-adyrs, which become higher and higher while moving to the Tien Shan mountains. On the highest ridge you can see the so-called "mountain nest"- a group of special purpose buildings located on different levels, from 500 m over the Alamedin River flowing below.
International Geodynamic Testing Site - the Russian Academy of Sciences scientific station-is located there. Established in 1978, owing to the active work of the then management of the Institute of High Temperatures (Moscow), today it is an independent unit under the RAS Geoscience Branch and is its only subdivision in the Central Asia, preserved after the collapse of the USSR. Such tenaciousness is probably one of the most attractive features of this work team, inviting scientists from all over the world to cooperate.
Way back in 1983 - 1989, testing site specialists carried out unique experiments on electromagnetic sounding of the Earth crust involving magnetohydrodynamic generators. Perhaps, such a successful start determined its further activities and a uniting role in the studies of the deep-laid structure, tectonics, and geodynamics of the Inner Asia. It is exactly there that long electromagnetic observations were performed, and now current movements of the planet surface are under study. Scientists of many countries are showing interest in these works, and strive to join in them. Developed scientific and economic system of the station opens up all opportunities for them.
I visited the "mountain nest" near the Kirghiz ridge thrice, as a result of which I have shaped my own attitude
towards the center and the people, working there. The impressions of adyrs in the north, seen from the window early in the morning, are unforgettable. They remind one of t ... Читать далее