November 10, 2021
From 23 to 28 October in the village Udabno (Georgia), a joint expedition of employees of the Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Geophysics and Engineering Seismology named after A. Nazarov of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia: Deputy Director for Development A. I. Rybkina and Research Fellow of the Laboratory of Innovative Projects A. A. Odintsova (GC RAS), as well as Director of the Institute D. K. Karapetyan and S. A. Ambartsumyan (IGIS NAS RA).
In the course of the field work, the magnetic susceptibility of the rocks of the Shirak Formation of the Udabno section was measured to assess the influence of astronomical cyclicity on the sedimentation processes of Paratethys. The expeditionary tasks also included the selection of samples for lithological and paleontological studies in order to further describe the studied deposits and clarify their geological age.