Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, All-Union Institute of Vsegingeo

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Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, All-Union Institute of (Vsegingeo)


a scientific research institute of the Ministry of Geology of the USSR. The institute was founded in Moscow in 1939.

The main problems studied by the institute are regional hydrogeology; the dynamics, regime, and balance of underground waters; mine geology; hydrogeochemistry; land reclamation hydrogeology; regional engineering geology; karst processes, landslides, and the reworking of coasts; development of methods for investigating underground waters (geophysical, geochemical, geobotanical, nuclear, mathematical, modeling, and other methods); and the development of new technical equipment. The associates at the institute are in charge of publication of a multivolume monograph, Hydrogeology in the USSR (published since 1966); they published Guide to the Study of the Regime and Balance of Underground Waters in River Basins During the International Hydrological Decade in 1968 and a hydrogeological map of the USSR on a scale of 1:2,500,000 in 1969. The results of scientific projects are published in the institute’s Trudy, which deals with questions of hydrogeology and engineering geology, as well as in subject collections.


The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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