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Hydrogen Sulphide Zone in the Open Black Sea: Mechanisms of Formation, Evolution, Dynamics and Present State

  • Dmitry Ya FashchukEmail author
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Abstract

According to present ideas about the history of our planet, 400 million years ago the fourth in succession of Monogaea (2.6 billion years ago), Megagaea (1.8 billion years ago.) and Mesogaea–Rodinia (1 billion л.н.) supercontinent Pangaea (from the Greek meaning “all land”), or Wegener’s Land, has split into two near the equator. As a result, two continents were formed: Gondwana included Africa, Hindustan, Antarctica, Australia and the South America, in the south, and the Northern continent which initially represented the underwater margin (shelf) of Pangaea. About 280 million year ago, having risen above the sea surface, it formed Laurasia separated from Gondwana by the ancient Tethys Ocean (Sorokhtin and Ushakov 2002).

Keywords

Hydrogen Sulfide Cyclonic Circulation Anaerobic Zone Cold Intermediate Layer Hydrogen Sulfide Oxidation 
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