Degradation of the glacier by Karaugom. Part 3. Near glacier’s lakis
Abstract. This article presents the results of a study of the glacier Karaugom influence on the formation of the preglacial lakes. A total of 20 lakes of Fernau stage and 1 ancient lake of several Holocene stages have been revealed, their morphometric data and coordinates in the WGS-84 system are given.
Kamanina I.Z., Gustova M.V., Frontasyeva M.V., Pukhaeva N.Е., Kaplina S.P., Chigoeva D.N.
Rare metals in the waste of the Unal tailings. North Ossetia
Abstract. The content of 16 rare metals (titanium, indium, tellurium, selenium, scandium, vanadium, rubidium, zirconium, niobium, molybdenum, cesium, lanthanum, cerium, tantalum, thorium and uranium) at the Unal tailings of the Mizur concentrating factory has been studied. Analytical definitions are made by the use of XFA (X-ray fluorescence analysis) and INNA. Titanium, indium, tellurium and selenium in the tailings account for up to 0.4%. By reserves of indium, tellurium, selenium, the tails can be considered as technogenic deposits of rare metals.
A simple theoretical model of the mechanics deep oceanic troughs origin
Abstract. A simple theoretical model of physical processes leading to the formation of deep-dwelling oceanic trenches is presented. Physical reasons of extensive warping in the oceanic crust are being discussed. In the case of physical mechanisms under consideration it assumes the existence of a mantle jet current flowing under a deep-sea trench, along its direction, which core is located at a depth of about a dozen kilometers below the ocean floor. The pressure above the moving mantle jet is less than the pressure above the surrounding stationary mantle. This difference in terms of pressure can lead to the warping of the ocean floor and is the vertical agency, leading to oceanic trenches formation. Possible causes, leading to mantle jet currents are discussed.
Badov A.D., Khashukoyeva M.N.
Medical-geographical features of studying population health of Kabardino-Balkaria
Abstract. The health condition of the population of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria is being studied in terms of special circumstances of the regional geographical location, the specificity of the nature, territorial organization of the population and economy, comparatively low level of morbidity (not only common but also on certain groups of diseases). Medical-geographical studies are especially relevant because only with their help we can explain the influence of various factors on the health of population and reveal inner territorial differences. The study has shown that there is still the lowest morbidity level of the population of Kabardino-Balkaria within the Russian Federation, despite high rate of growth. The region has comparatively favorable indicators on many diseases, in particular infectious and parasitic diseases, blood and blood-forming organs diseases and many others. In this context, it is necessary to carry out further studies in order to explain the phenomenon of KBR and to reveal morbidity development of the population.
Basaeva E.K., Kamenetsky E.S., Khosaeva Z.H. On the issue of short-term forecasting of mass protest actions
Abstract. The article is devoted to the improvement of predicting protest activity methods. A hypothesis has been put forward that the growth of social tension, estimated by certain statistical indicators, can refer to emerging mass protest actions. In order to test the hypothesis, certain processes that took place in the countries of the Transcaucasus from 1996 to the first half of the 2010 are considered. In 71% cases of increased tension in the Transcaucasian republics, in the next three years surge of protest activity is expected. In 37.5% cases, the increase in protest activity has not been preceded by the increase in tension. Thus, the proposed method can be used to predict outbursts of protest activity.