Transactions (Doklady) of the Russian Academy of Sciences/Earth Science Section, 2012, V 446, N 1, September.

Part 1. Geology  
The Age of the Last Episode of the Precambrian
Regional Metamorphic Event
in South Ulutau (Central Kazakhstan): 
Results of U-Pb Geochronological Studies of Granites
from the Aktas Complex  
A. A. Tretyakov, K. E. Degtyarev, A. B. Kotov, 
E. B. Sal?nikova, K. N. Shatagin, 
E. F. Letnikova, S. Z. Yakovleva, 
and I. V. Anisimova 
p. 1037   
Chronology of Isolation of the Solovetskii 
Archipelago Lakes and Current Rates 
of Lake Sedimentation  
D. A. Subetto, V. P. Shevchenko, 
A. V. Ludikova, D. D. Kuznetsov, T. V. Sapelko, 
A. P. Lisitsyn, V. Ya. Evzerov, P. van Beek, 
M. Souhaut, and G. D. Subetto 
p. 1042   
Position of Zoned Pt-Bearing Alkali-Ultrabasic 
Plutons in the Southeast of Russia 
According to the Seismic Tomography Data  
V. G. Khomich and N. G. Boriskina 
p. 1049   
The Age of Kondyor Massif Dunites 
(Aldan Province, Russia): 
First U-Pb Isotopic Data  
K. N. Malitch, A. A. Efimov, 
and I. Yu. Badanina 
p. 1054  

Paleobiocoenoses in the Middle-Upper 
Riphean Stratotype of the Southern Urals  
A. M. Stanevich, V. I. Kozlov', V. N. Puchkov, 
T. A. Kornilova, and N. D. Sergeeva 
p. 1059   

Part 2. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Oceanology, Geography Coulsonite in the Pyrrhotite Canyon Deposit (Kola Peninsula): The First Find in Russia S. M. Karpov, A. V. Voloshin, Ye. E. Savchenko, E. A. Selivanova, and Yu. S. Polekhovskii p. 1064 Isotope Composition of Organic and Carbonate Carbon of Surface Horizons of Bottom Sediments in the Area of the Shtokmanovskoe Deposit and Pockmarks Field in the Barents Sea A. Yu. Lein, I. A. Nemirovskaya, and M. V. Ivanov p. 1067 Age and Substance Sources of the Ilmeno-Vishnevogorsky Alkaline Complex (South Urals): Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, U-Pb, and Lu-Hf Isotope Data I. L. Nedosekova and B. V. Belyatsky p. 1071 Geochemical Specifics of Two Groups of Different Ages of Paraautochthonous Charnokites of the Nimnyrskii Terrane (Aldan Shield) I. S. Sedova, V. A. Glebovitskii, and L. M. Samorukova p. 1077 New Data on the Composition and Hafnium Isotopes of Zircons from Carbonatites of the Khibiny Massif M. Ghobadi, A. Gerdes, L. N. Kogarko, and G. Brey p. 1083 Economic Optimization of Specifications for Geoecological Monitoring Systems A. L. Kurakin and L. I. Lobkovsky p. 1086 El Ni-o as a Consequence of the Global Oscillation in the Dynamics of the Earth's Climatic System V. I. Byshev, V. G. Neiman, Yu. A. Romanov, and I. V. Serykh p. 1089 Contemporary Glacier Systems of Continental Eurasia V. M. Kotlyakov, Xie Zichu, T. E. Khromova, N. M. Zverkova, and L. P. Chernova p. 1095 Physicochemical Conditions of Seasonal Carbonate Precipitation in Shira Lake (Khakasia) G. A. Tret'yakov, I. A. Kalugin, A. V. Dar'in, D. Yu. Rogozin, and A. G. Degermendzhi p. 1099 Study of the Anomalous Magnetic Field Structure in the Ural Region Using Parallel Algorithms P. S. Martyshko, N. V. Fedorova, and D. V. Gemaidinov p. 1102 Isotopic and Palynological Compositions of a Massive Ice in the Mordyyakha River, Central Yamal Peninsula Yu. K. Vasil'chuk, A. C. Vasil'chuk, and N. A. Budantseva p. 1105 Forecast of Geoecological Changes on the Bovanenkovo Field, Yamal Peninsula V. I. Solomatin and M. A. Konyakhin p. 1110 Spectrum of Gas Bubbles and Possibilities of Acoustic Spectroscopy in the Surface Layer of the Ocean V. A. Akulichev and V. A. Bulanov p. 1112 Numerical Estimates of Mechanical Energy Transfer from the Atmosphere to the Indian Ocean G. S. Golitsyn, V. G. Polnkov, and F. A. Pogarskii p. 1116 Nitrogen Dioxide in the North Caucasus Atmosphere: 30 Years of Observations A. Ya. Arabov, A. N. Borovski, N. F. Elansky, A. S. Elokhov, I. A. Senik, and V. V. Savinykh p. 1121 Relationship between the bAE-Value and Stress under Mixed Mode Loading Conditions L. R. Botvina, A. P. Soldatenkov, and M. R. Tyutin p. 1127 The Degradation of Submarine Permafrost and the Destruction of Hydrates on the Shelf of East Arctic Seas as a Potential Cause of the "Methane Catastrophe": Some Results of Integrated Studies in 2011 V. I. Sergienko, L. I. Lobkovskii, I. P. Semiletov, O. V. Dudarev, N. N. Dmitrievskii, N. E. Shakhova, N. N. Romanovskii, D. A. Kosmach, D. N. Nikol'skii, S. L. Nikiforov, A. S. Salomatin, R. A. Anan?ev, A. G. Roslyakov, A. N. Salyuk, V. V. Karnaukh, D. B. Chernykh, V. E. Tumskoi, V. I. Yusupov, A. V. Kurilenko, E. M. Chuvilin, and B. A. Bukhanov p. 1132