Drake Passage

New data about the deep heterogeneities of drake passage structures and the hydrocarbon potential of the Antarctic peninsula continental margin

The results of investigations obtained during the seasonal geophysical works of the 17th Ukrainian Antarctic Expedition (March 2012) are given. The marine geoelectric researches by methods of forming a short-pulsed electromagnetic field (FSPEF) and vertical electric-resonance sounding (VERS) had been conducted in this region. In the vicinity of the Ukrainian Antarctic station (UAS) “Academician Vernadsky”, in the Drake Passage and Bransfield, as well as in the western Scotia Sea made more than 85 deep-sounding VERS (to a depth of 24 300 m).