International cooperation of S. I. Subbotin Institute Geophysics, NAS of Ukraine for 2010—2020


  • V. I. Starostenko Subbotin Institute of Geophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • O. M. Rusakov Subbotin Institute of Geophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine
  • A. I. Yakimchik Subbotin Institute of Geophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine



Institute of Geophysics, NAS of Ukraine, international projects and target teams, the Antarctic Peninsula, Southeast Asia, impact factors of journals


The geological structure of the lithosphere of the main tectonic structures has been refined for the territory of Ukraine and adjacent regions of Slovakia, Poland, Romania, Russia, as well as Bulgaria, the Antarctic Peninsula (West Antarctica) and Southeast Asia, and new data have been obtained on geophysical impacts that can affect the environment. A geodynamic scenario has been developed for the formation of large-scale folding of the Fore- Dobrudzja Trough, the South Ukrainian monocline and the Ingul block of the Ukrainian Shield, caused by tectonic events associated with the closing of the Paleotethys and Neotethys oceans in the Mesozoic. In the Pripyat-Dnieper-Donets Basin, the structure of the earth’s crust and upper mantle can reflect different intensities of rifting, from its passive stage in the Dnieper Graben to active rifting in the Pripyat Trough. An analysis of the geoelectric structure of the Earth’s crust in the Ukrainian Eastern Carpathians indicates that seismic events occur mainly in resistive solid rock domainswhich surrounded by aseismic high conductive zones consisting of at least partially melted material. The present-day mutual position of the Ukrainian shield and Fennoscandia stabilized 1720—1660 Ma. The age, distribution, orientation and composition have been studied for the LatePalaeoproterozoicdykes in the Volyn, Ingul and Azov blocks of the Ukrainian Shield. Eastern Crimea and the Sorokin Trough are fragments of a tectonic wedge formed after the Paleocene. The geothermal conditions of the Intra-Carpathian region are due to subduction during the closure of the Pannonian sea basin and the collisional interaction of the Eurasian plate with the microplates system of this region. In Bulgaria, most earthquakes occur outside high-resistive domains. The tectonic stages are reconstructed for the formation of the northern part of the Antarctic Peninsula in the Mesozoic-Cenozoic. The relationship has been established between the geomagnetic field and climate change, with it being different for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The results have been obtained within the framework of 25 international projects and 6 temporary international target teams of S. I. Subbotin Institute of Geophysics, NAS of Ukraine consisting of researchers from 23 countries. The results are presented in 53 publications, 38 of which are indexed in the Web of Scienct database, and 32 papers are published in 20 international journals and special publications of 10 countries with different impact factors (from 0,101 to 4,214), whose average impact factor is 3,341, and the total one is 66,815.


Aleksanova, E.D., Baglaenko, N.V., Varentsov, I.M., Kulikov, V.A., Logvinov, I.M., Lozovskiy, I.N., Orlyuk, M.I., Pushkarev, P.Yu., Sokolova, E.Yu., Sokolov, N.S., Tarasov, V.N., Shustov, N.L., Yakovlev, A.G., & Yakovlev, D.V. (2011). Comparison of geophysical fields in the zone of Kirovograd and Kursk electrical conductivity anomalies. The Current State of Earth Sciences: Proceedings of the International. conference in memory of V.E. Khain (pp. 33-37). Moscow: Moscow: Moscow State University Publishing House (in Russian).

Bakhmutov, V.G., Teiser-Elenskaya, M., Kadzyalko-Hofmokl, M., Konstantinenko, L., & Polyachenko, E.B. (2012). Paleomagnetic studies of the Lower Devonian gray deposits of Podolia. Geofizicheskiy Zhurnal, 34(6), 57-67. (in Russian).

Bakhmutov, V.G., Gladkochub, D.P., & Shpyra, V.V. (2013). Age position, geodynamic specificity and paleomagnetism of intrusive complexes of the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Geofizicheskiy Zhurnal, 35(3), 3-30. (in Russian).

Varentsov, I.M., Gordienko, V.V., Gordienko, I.V., Zavgorodnyaya, O.V., Kovachikova, S., Logvinov, I.M., Tarasov, V.N., & Tregubenko, V.I. (2013). Slope of the Voronezh crystalline massif (geophysics, deep processes). Kiev: Logos, 112 p. (in Russian).

Zaets, L.N., Kao Ding True, & Tsvetkova, T.A. (2012).Velocity structure of the mantle and abyssal fluids of Southeast Asia. Geofizicheskiy Zhurnal, 34(4), 108-127. (in Russian).

Kutas, R., & Maitsin, D. (2014). Geothermal environment for neo-volcanism in Trans-Carpathian trough. Visnyk Kyyivsʹkoho natsionalʹnoho universytetu. Heolohiya, (3), 39-43 (in Russian).

Polyachenko, E., Bakhmutov, V., Konstantinenko, L., Teiser-Elenska, M., Kadzyalko-Hofmokl, M., Skarboviychuk, T., & Yakukhno, V. (2014). New results of paleomagnetic studies of red-colored Silurian deposits of Podolia. Geofizicheskiy Zhurnal, 36(3), 34-47. (in Russian).

Starostenko, V.I., & Isichenko, E.P. (2010). Integration of the Institute of Geophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine into world science. Geofizicheskiy Zhurnal, 32(6), 3-100. (in Russian).

Bakhmutov, V., Mavrodiev, S., Mozgova, T., Melnyk, G., Maksimenko, O., & Jordanova, Z. (2011). Geomagnetic-quake s as earthquake precursor: data of some geomagnetic-quake as earthquake precursor: data of some intermagnet observatories during 01/01-08/01/2011. Complex research of earthquake’s forecasting possibilities, seismicity and climate change correlations. BlackSeaHazNet Series Training-Seminar Workshop 13-16 September, 2011, Tbilisi, Georgia (Vol. 2, pp. 193—201).

Bakhmutov, V.G., Halasova, E., Ivanova, D.K., Jozsa, S., Rehakova, D., & Wimbledon, W.A.P. (2018). Biostratigraphy and magnetostratigraphy of the uppermost Tithonian-Lower Berriasian in the Theodosia area of Crimea (southern Ukraine). Geological Quarterly, 62(2), 197—236.

Besutiu, L., Orlyuk, M., Zlagnean, L., Romenets, A., Atanasiu, L., & Makarenko, I. (2013). Geomagnetic insights on an active tectonic contact: peceneaga-camena fault (PCF). Geodynamics, 15(2), 100—102.

Besutiu, L., Orlyuk, M.I., Zlagnean, L., Romenets, A., Atanasiu, L., & Makarenko, I. (2014). Peceneaga-Camena Fault: Geomagnetic insights into active tectonic contact. Geofizicheskiy Zhurnal, 36(1), 133—144.

Besutiu, L., Orlyuk, M., Zlagnean, L., Romenets, A., Atanasiu, L., & Makarenko, I. (2015). Cross-border geophysical and geological models between Romania and Ukraine in the low Danube area. 8th EUREGEO Conference, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, June 15-17 2015.

Bielik, M., Krajňák, M., Makarenko, I., Legostaeva, O., Starostenko, V., Bošanský, M., Grinč, M., & Hok, J. (2013). 3D gravity interpretation of the pre-Tertiary basement in the intramontane depressions of the Western Carpathians: a case study from the Turiec Basin. Geologica Carpathica, 64(5), 399-408.

Bielik, M., Makarenko, I., Csicsay, K., Legostaeva, O., Starostenko, V., Savchenko, A., Simonova, B., Dererova, J., Fojtikova, L., Pastekaa, R., &Vozar, J. (2018). The refined Moho depth map in the Carpathian-Pannonian region. Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy, 48(2), 179—190.

Bielik, M., Zeyen, H., Tašarová, Z.A., Starostenko, V., Makarenko, I., Legostaeva, O., Goetze, H.-J., Horváth, F., Pašteka, R., Dérerová, J., Pánisová, J., Grinć, M. & Šimonová, B. (2019). Integrated geophysical modelling of the lithosphere in the Carpathian-Pannonian region: A review. Proc. of the Geologica Carpathica 70 Conference, Smolenice Castle, Slovakia, October 9-11, 2019 (pp. 166-170).

Bogdanova, S.V., Gintov, O.B., Kurlovich, D.M., Lubnina, N.V., Nilsson, M.K.M., Orlyuk, M.I., Pashkevich, I.K., Shumlyanskyy, L.V., & Starostenko, V.I. (2013). Late Palaeoproterozoic mafic dyking in the Ukrainian Shield of Volgo-Sarmatia caused by rotation during the assembly of supercontinent Columbia (Nuna). Lithos, 174, 196—216.

Elming, S.A., Shumlyanskyy, L., Kravchenko, S., Layer, P., & Soderlund, U. (2010). Proterozoic Basic dykes in the Ukrainian Shield: A palaeomagnetic, geochronologic and geochemical study – The accretion of the Ukrainian Shield to Fennoscandia. Precambrian Research, 178(1-4), 119—135.

Gobarenko, V., Yegorova, T., & Stephenson, R. (2017). Local tomography model of the northeastern Black Sea: intra-plate crustal underthrusting. Tectonic Evolution of the Eastern Black Sea and Caucasus, 428, 221—239.

Grabowski, J., Bakhmutov, V., Kdyr, S., Krobicki, M., Pruner, P., Rehakova, D., Schnabl, P., Stoykova, K., & Wierzbowski, H. (2019). Integrated stratigraphy and palaeoenvironmental interpretation of the Upper Kimmeridgian to Lower Berriasian pelagic sequences of the Velykyi Kamianets section (Pieniny Klippen Belt, Ukraine). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 532, 109216.

Hippolyte, J. C., Murovskaya, A., Volfman, Y., Yegorova, T., Gintov, O., Kaymakci, N., & Sangu, E. (2018). Age and geodynamic evolution of the Black Sea Basin: Tectonic evidences of rifting in Crimea. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 93, 298-314.

Janik, T., Starostenko, V., Aleksandrowski, P., Yegorova, T., Czuba, W., Sroda, P., Murovskaya, A., Zajats, K., Kolomiyets, K., Lysynchuk, D., Wojcik, D., Mechie, J., Gluszynske, A., Omelchenko, V., Legostaeva, O., Tolkunov, A., Amashukeli, T., Gryn, D., & Chulkov, S. (2020). TTZ-South seismic experiment. Geofizicheskiy Zhurnal, 42(3), 3—15.

Jelenska, M., Kadzialko-Hofmokl, M., Bakhmutov, V., Poliachenko, I., & Ziolkowski, P. (2015). Palaeomagnetic and rock magnetic study of Lower Devonian sediments from Podolia, SW Ukraine: remagnetization problems. Geophysical Journal International, 200(1), 557—573.

Kendzera, O., Rushchitsky, J., & Semenova, Y. (2021). Rheological Properties of Soils in Assessing the Seismic Hazard of the South Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plant. In F.L. Bonali, F. Pasquaré Mariotto, & N. Tsereteli, Building Knowledge for Geohazard Assessment and Management in the Caucasus and other Orogenic Regions (pp. 365—373). NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security. Dordrecht: Springer.

Kilifarska, N.A., Bakhmutov, V.G., & Melnyk, G.V. (2013). Geomagnetic influence on Antarctic climate-evidences and mechanism. International Review of Physics, 7(3), 242—252.

Kilifarska, N.A., Bakhmutov, V.G., & Melnyk, G.V. (2017). Galactic Cosmic Rays and tropical Ozone asymmetries. Comptes Rendus De L AcademieBulgare Des Sciences, 70(7), 1003—1010.

Kilifarska, N.A., Bakmutov, V.G., & Melnyk, G.V. (2020). The hidden link between Earth’s magnetic field and climate. Elsevier.

Kovachikova, S., Logvinov, I., Nazarevych, A., Nazarevych, L., Pek, J., Tarasov, V., & Kalenda, P. (2016). Seismic activity and deep conductivity structure of the Eastern Carpathians. Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica, 60(2), 280—296.

Kovachikova, S., Logvinov, I., & Tarasov, V. (2019). Comparison of the 2-D and Quasi-3-D Geoelectric Models of the Ukrainian Eastern Carpathians and Their Link to the Tectonic Structure. Tectonics, 38(11), 3818—3834.

Krajňák, M., Bielik, M., Bošanský, M., Makarenko, I., Legostaeva, O., & Starostenko, V.I. (2012). The first stripped gravity map of the Turcianska Kotlina Basin. Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy, 42(2), 181—199.

Lubnina, N.V., Gintov, O.B., Pashkevich, I.K., & Pasenko, A.M. (2012). Paleomagnetic and tectonophysical evidence of geodynamics of Sarmatia in the Devonian (based on the example of the Ukrainian shield). Moscow University Geology Bulletin, 67(3), 168—175.

Majcin, D., Bilčík, D., Kutas, R., Hlavňovə, P., Bezák, V., & Kucharič, L. (2014). Regional and local phenomena influencing the thermal state in the flysch belt of the northeastern part of Slovakia. Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy, 44(4), 271—292.

Majcin, D., Kutas, R., Bilcik, D., Bezak, V., & Korchagin, I. (2016). Thermal conditions for geothermal energy exploitation in the Transcarpathian depression and surrounding units. Contributions to Geophysics and Geodesy, 46(1), 33—49.

Rusov, V.D., Maksymchuk, V.Y., Ilić, R., Pavlovych, V.M., Jaćimović, R., Bakhmutov, V.G., Kakaev, O., Vaschenko, V.N., Skvarč, J., Hanžič, L., Vaupotič, J., Beglaryan, M.E., Linnik, E.P., Kosenko, S.I., Saranuk, D.N., Smolyar, V.P., & Gudyma, A.A. (2014). The peculiarities of cross-correlation between two secondary precursors Radon and magnetic field variations, induced by stress transfer changes. Radiation Measurements, 64, 9—22.

Shcherbakova, V.V., Bakhmutov, V.G., Shcherbakov, V.P., Zhidkov, G.V., & Shpyra, V.V. (2012). Palaeointensity and palaeomagnetic study of Cretaceous and Palaeocene rocks from Western Antarctica. Geophysical Journal International, 189(1), 204—228.

Sheremet, Y., Sosson, M., Muller, C., Gintov, O., Murovskaya, A., & Yegorova, T. (2016а). Key problems of stratigraphy in the Eastern Crimea Peninsula: some insights from new dating and structural data. In Tectonic Evolution of the Eastern Black Sea and Caucasus (Vol. 428, pp. 265—305). Geol. Soc., London, Spec. Publ.

Sheremet, Y., Sosson, M., Ratzov, G., Sydorenko, G., Voitsitskiy, Z., Yegorova, T., Gintov, O., & Murovskaya, A. (2016б). An offshore-onland transect across the northeastern Black Sea basin (Crimean margin): Evidence of Paleocene to Pliocene two-stage compression. Tectonophysics, 688, 84—100.

Sosson, M., Stephenson, R., Sheremet, Y., Rolland, Y., Adamia, S., Melkonian, R., Kangarli, T., Yegorova, T., Avagyan, A., Galoyan, G., Danelian, T., Hässig, M., Meijers, M., Müller, C., Sahakyan, L., Sadradze, N., Alania, V., Enukidze, O., & Mosar, J. (2016). The eastern Black Sea-Caucasus region during the Cretaceous: New evidence to constrain its tectonic evolution. Comptes Rendus - Geoscience, 348(1), 23—32.

Sosson, M., Adamia, S., Kangarli T., Karakanian A., Starostenko V., Danelian T., & Ritz J.F. (2017). The highlights and contribution of International Research Group (IRG) «South Caucasus Geosciences» (France, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine). Geofizicheskiy Zhurnal, 39(4), 117—119.

Srebrov, B., Ladanyvskyy, B., & Logvinov, I. (2013). Application of space generated geomagnetic variations for obtaining geoelectrical characteristic at Panagyurishte geomagnetic observatory region. Comptes Rendus De L Academie Bulgare Des Sciences, 66(6), 857—864.

Srebrov, B., Logvinov, I., Rakhlin, L., &Kovacikova, S. (2018). Results of the magnetotelluric investigations at geophysical observatories in Bulgaria. Geophysical Journal International, 215(1), 165—180.

Starostenko, V., Janik, T., Kolomiyets, K., Czuba, W., Środa, P., Grad, M., Kovács, I., Stephenson, R., Lysynchuk, D., Thybo, H., Artemieva, I. M., Omelchenko, V., Gintov, O., Kutas, R., Gryn, D., Guterch, A., Hegedus, E., Komminaho, K., Legostaeva, O., Tiira, T., & Tolkunov, A. (2013a). Seismic velocity model of the crust and upper mantle along profile PANCAKE across the Carpathians between the Pannonian Basin and the East European Craton. Tectonophysics, 608, 1049—1072.

Starostenko, V., Janik, T., Lysynchuk, D., Sroda, P., Czuba, W., Kolomiyets, K., Aleksandrowski, P., Gintov, O., Omelchenko, V., Komminaho, K., Guterch, A., Tiira, T., Gryn, D., Legostaeva, O., Thybo, H., & Tolkunov, A. (2013b). Mesozoic (?) lithosphere-scale buckling of the East European Craton in southern Ukraine: DOBRE-4 deep seismic profile. Geophysical Journal International, 195(2), 740—766.

Starostenko, V., Janik, T., Mocanu, V., Stephenson, R., Yegorova, T., Amashukeli, T., Czuba, W., Sroda, P., Murovskaya, A., Kolomiyets, K., Lysynchuk, D., Okon, J., Dragut, A., Omelchenko, V., Legostaieva, O., Gryn, D., Mechie, J., & Tolkunov, A. (2020). RomUkrSeis: Seismic model of the crust and upper mantle across the Eastern Carpathians  From the Apuseni Mountains to the Ukrainian Shield. Tectonophysics, 794, 228620.

Starostenko, V., Janik, T., Yegorova, T., Czuba, W., Sroda, P., Lysynchuk, D., Aizberg, R., Garetsky, R., Karataev, G., Gribik, Y., Farfuliak, L., Kolomiyets, K., Omelchenko, V., Komminaho, K., Tiira, T., Gryn, D., Guterch, A., Legostaeva, O., Thybo, H., & Tolkunov, A. (2018). Lithospheric structure along wide-angle seismic profile GEORIFT 2013 in Pripyat-Dnieper-Donets Basin (Belarus and Ukraine). Geophysical Journal International, 212(3), 1932—1962.

Starostenko, V., Janik, T., Yegorova, T., Farfuliak, L., Czuba, W., Sroda, P., Thybo, H., Artemieva, I., Sosson, M., Volfman, Y., Kolomiyets, K., Lysynchuk, D., Omelchenko, V., Gryn, D., Guterch, A., Komminaho, K., Legostaeva, O., Tiira, T., & Tolkunov, A. (2015). Seismic model of the crust and upper mantle in the Scythian Platform: the DOBRE-5 profile across the north western Black Sea and the Crimean Peninsula. Geophysical Journal International, 201(1), 406—428.

Starostenko, V.I., Dolmaz, M.N., Kutas, R.I., Rusakov, O.M., Oksum, E., Hisarli, Z.M., Okyar, M., Kalyoncuoglu, U.Y., Tutunsatar, H.E., & Legostaeva, O.V. (2014). Thermal structure of the crust in the Black Sea: comparative analysis of magnetic and heat flow data. Marine Geophysical Research, 35(4), 345—359.

Starostenko, V.I., Janik, T., Gintov, O.B., Lysynchuk, D.V., Sroda, P., Czuba, W., Kolomiyets, E.V., Aleksandrowski, P., Omelchenko, V.D., Komminaho, K., Guterch, A., Tiira, T., Gryn, D.N., Legostaeva, O.V., Thybo, H., & Tolkunov, A.V. (2017). Crustal and Upper Mantle Velocity Model along the DOBRE-4 Profile from North Dobruja to the Central Region of the Ukrainian Shield: 2. Geotectonic Interpretation. Izvestiya-Physics of the Solid Earth, 53(2), 205—213.

Udintsev, G.B., Kurentsova, N.A., Beresnev, A.F., Kol'tsova, A.V., Domoratskaya, L.G., Schenke, G.V., Bakhmutov, V.G., & Solov'ev, V.D. (2012a). Tectonics of the Drake Passage-Scotia Sea Zone in the Southern Ocean. Doklady Earth Sciences, 445(2), 1029—1035.

Udintsev, G.B., Kurentsova, N.A., Schenke, H.W., Bakhmutov, V.G., & Solov'ev, V.D. (2012b). A new approach to the separation of South America from West Antarctica. Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 82(4), 281—289.

Wimbledon, W.A.P., Bakhmutov, V., Halasova, E., Svobodova, A., Rehakova, D., Frau, C., & Bulot, L.G. (2020). Comments on the geology of the Crimean Peninsula and a reply to a recent publication on the Theodosia area by Arkadiev et al. (2019): “The calcareous nannofossils and magnetostratigraphic results from the Upper Tithonian-Berriasian of Feodosiya region (Eastern Crimea)”. Geologica Carpathica, 71(6), 516—525.

Yegorova, T., & Bakhmutov, V. (2013). Crustal structure of the Antarctic Peninsula sector of the Gondwana margin around Anvers Island from geophysical data. Tectonophysics, 585, 77—89.

Yuan, K., Van der Voo, R., Bazhenov, M.L., Bakhmutov, V., Alekhin, V., &Hendriks, B.W.H. (2011). Permian and Triassic palaeolatitudes of the Ukrainian shield with implications for Pangea reconstructions. Geophysical Journal International, 184(2), 595—610.



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Starostenko, V. I., Rusakov, O. M. ., & Yakimchik, A. I. . (2021). International cooperation of S. I. Subbotin Institute Geophysics, NAS of Ukraine for 2010—2020. Geofizicheskiy Zhurnal, 43(3), 205–226.



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