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Selected Publications

Books and Book Chapters

Applied Geothermics. Eppelbaum, Lev; Kutasov, Izzy; Pilchin, Arkady, 2014. Springer, 751 p.

The Early Earth Formation and Evolution of the Lithosphere in the Hadean - Middle Archean. Pilchin, A. and Eppelbaum, L., 2012. In: Sato, F. and Nakamura, Sh. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Earth science research, v. 1, Chapter 1, 1-93.

Magnetite: The Story of the Mineral´s Formation and Stability. Pilchin, A.N., 2011. In: Dawn M. Angrove (Ed.) Magnetite: Structure, Properties and Applications. Nova Science Publishers, New York, Chapter 1, pp. 1-99.

The Early Earth and Formation of the Lithosphere. Pilchin, A.N. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 2009. In: Jarod E. Anderson and Robert W. Coates (Eds.) The Lithosphere: Geochemistry, Geology and Geophysics. Nova Science Publishers, New York, Chapter 1, pp. 1-68.

Iron and Its Unique Role in Earth Evolution. Pilchin, A.N. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 2006. Monograph, Mexican Geophys. Soc. 9, National Univ. of Mexico, 68 p.

Methodical Instructions for Prognosis and Estimation of Overhigh Stratum Pressures (in Russian). Slavin, V. I., Kerimov, K. M., Pilchin, A. N. et al., 1987. Leningrad, VNIGRI, 136 p.

Published Maps

Geothermal map of the Caucasus, Scale 1:1,000,000 (in Russian). Kerimov, K. M., Pilchin, A. N., Gadzhiev, T. G., and Buachidze, G. Y., 1989. Baku, Cartographic Plant No. 11, 2 p.

Selected Scientific Articles

  1. Pilchin, A. and Eppelbaum, L., 2017. "Concentration of Platinum Group Elements during the Early Earth Evolution: A Review". Natural Resources, V. 8, pp. 172-233. doi: 10.4236/nr.2017.83012.
  2. Pilchin, A., 2016. Critical analysis of the plate tectonics model and causes of horizontal tectonic movements. New Concepts in Global Tectonics Journal, V. 4, No. 2, pp. 204-272.
  3. Pilchin, A., 2016. Is paleomagnetic data reliable?: A critical analysis of paleomagnetism. New Concepts in Global Tectonics Journal, V. 4, No. 1, pp. 37-80.
  4. Pilchin, A., 2016. Comparison of thermodynamic conditions of early Venusian atmosphere with those of the early Earth and Mars atmospheres. 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Paper 1042.
  5. Pilchin, A., 2015. Thermodynamic Features Governing the Atmospheric Composition on Venus. 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Paper 1067.
  6. Pilchin, A. 2015. Comparing the Tectonic Conditions on Venus with Tectonic Conditions of Early Archean Earth. The Workshop on Comparative Tectonics and Geodynamics of Venus, Earth, and rocky exoplanets. Pasadena, California. Full text of presentation published by decision of the workshop committee on the Internet.
  7. Pilchin, A.N. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 2007. Stability of iron oxides in the Earth and their role in the formation of rock magnetism. Acta Geofisica, 55, No. 2, 133-153.
  8. Eppelbaum, L.V. and Pilchin, A.N., 2006. Methodology of Curie discontinuity map development for regions with low thermal characteristics: An example from Israel. Earth and Plan. Sci. Lett., 243, No. 3-4, 536-551.
  9. Pilchin, A.N., 2005. The role of serpentinization in exhumation of high- to ultra-high-pressure metamorphic rocks. Earth and Plan. Sci. Lett., 237, No. 3-4, 815-828.
  10. Pilchin, A. N. and Eppelbaum, L. V., 2005. On the role of thermodynamic conditions in rocks and minerals stability. Scientific Israel - Technological Advantages, Vol. 8, No. 2.
  11. Pilchin, A.N. AND L.V. Eppelbaum, 2004. On the stability of ferrous and ferric iron oxides and its role in rocks and rock-forming minerals stability. Scientific Israel - Technological Advantages, Vol. 6, No. 3 - 4, pp. 119-135.
  12. Pilchin, A. N. and Eppelbaum, L. V., 2002. Some peculiarities of thermodynamic conditions of the Earth crust and upper mantle, Scientific Israel - Technological Advantages, Vol. 4, No. 1 - 2, pp. 117 - 142.
  13. Pilchin, A. N., and Eppelbaum, L. V., 1997. Determination of the lower edges of magnetized bodies by using geothermal data, Geophys. J. Int., Vol. 128, pp. 167 - 174.
  14. Eppelbaum, L. V., Modelevsky, M., and Pilchin, A. N., 1996. Geothermal investigations in the Dead Sea Rift zone, Israel: Implications for petroleum geology, Journal of petroleum Geology, Vol. 19(4), pp. 425-444.
  15. Kerimov, K. M., Gadzhiev, T. G., Andreev, L. I., and Pilchin, A. N., 1988, Prognosis of the depths structure and physical conditions of the Caucasus earth crust on basic of the results of Saatly Superdeep bore hole and regional geophysical researches data (in English and Russian), Transactions of the International Conference "Ultra deep continental drilling and deep-laid geophysical investigations", Yaroslavl, pp. 214-215.
  16. Pilchin, A. N., Kerimov K. M., 1987, Prognosis of temperatures and pressures in not drilled section intervals in Azerbaijan oil and gas fields by using seismic data, In "Prognosis of oil and gas layers by geophysical methods" (in Russian), Baku,
    pp. 55-61.
  17. Pilchin, A. N., 1987, Analysis of thermodynamic conditions in hydrocarbon deposits of Ural, Povolzhye and Siberia, In "Problems of oil and gas layers on great depth and ways of search and exploration works efficiency raising" (in Russian), Baku, 108-110.
  18. Kerimov, K. M., and Pilchin, A. N., 1987. Analysis of thermodynamic conditions in hydrocarbon deposits of Caucasus and Middle Asia depression areas, In. "Problems of oil and gas layers on great depths and ways of search and exploratory works efficiency raising" (in Russian), Baku, pp. 115-117.
  19. Kerimov, K. M., and Pilchin, A. N., 1986, Application of geothermal data for oil and gas prognosis at the great depth, In "Complex interpretation of geological and geophysical data for study of structure and layers of oil and gas" (in Russian), Baku, pp. 25-34.
  20. Pilchin, A. N., 1986, On the role of pressures in tectonic processes, VINITI press, No. 3723-86, 23 p.
  21. Kerimov, K. M., and Pilchin A. N., 1986, Some peculiarities of pressure anomaly coefficient alteration in the reservoir rocks with different saturation character, In "The role of abnormal pressure in oil and gas fields distribution" (in Russian), Moscow, pp. 140-143.
  22. Kerimov, K. M., and Pilchin, A. N., 1986, Geothermal regime of the sedimentary cover of Azerbaijan and Caspian Sea depression areas, (in Russian), Azerbaijanskoe neftyanoe khozyaistvo, No. 1, pp. 9-13.
  23. Pilchin, A. N., 1985, On the origin of mud volcanoes, (in Russian), Sovetskaia Geologiia, No. 10, pp. 78-81.
  24. Mekhtiev, S. F., Kerimov, K. M., Pilchin, A. N., and Agabekov, A. M., 1985, Geothermal regime of the Caucasus and the Southwestern Turane plate depression zones and its influence on the overhigh pressures in their sediment cover, In "Geological and geophysical methods of gas fields search and prospecting on great depth" (in Russian), Baku, pp. 76-78.
  25. Kerimov, K. M., Ogadzhanov, V. A., and Pilchin A. N., 1985, Some peculiarities of density and thermodynamic characteristics of the South Caspian oil and gas layers, (in Russian), VINITI publishers, No. 8750-85, 16 p.
  26. Kerimov, K. M., Pilchin, A. N., and Ibragimov, S. M., 1984, Geophysical methods for prognosis and studying of overhigh stratum pressure zones, (in Russian), In Catalogue of the USSR National Economy Achievementís Exhibition, 4 p.
  27. Pilchin, A. N., 1983. Geothermal regime of the earth crust of Kura Depression and its influence on the pressure distribution, Tbilisi, 16 p (in Russian).
  28. Pilchin A. N., 1983. Influence of high thermodynamic conditions on rock magnetic properties, In "Khesin, B. E., Alexeev, V. V., Metaxa, Kh. P., 1983. Interpretation of magnetic anomalies in conditions of oblique magnetization and rugged relief, Nedra publishing, Moscow", 5 p. (in Russian).
  29. Mekhtiev, S. F., Kerimov, K. M., and Pilchin, A. N., 1982. Role of thermal factors in formation and preservation of overhigh stratum pressure in sedimentary cover of Kura depression, Azerbaijanskoe Neftyanoe Khozyaistvo, No. 3, pp. 1 - 5 (in Russian).
  30. Pilchin, A. N., 1981. Influence of additional pressure on seismic velocity and density of rocks in Middle-Kura depression, Razvedochnaia Geofizika, V. 91, p. 122 - 127 (in Russian).
  31. Pilchin, A. N., 1981. Influence of thermodynamic conditions of different crust strata on local and regional gravity anomalies in Kura depression, In "Theory and methods of magnetic and gravity fields interpretation", Kiev, 4 p. (in Russian).
  32. Kerimov, K. M., and Pilchin, A. N. , 1981. Some peculiarities of geothermal characteristic of deep seated faults of Aserbaijan, Azerbaijanskoe Neftyanoe Khozyaistvo, No. 10, pp. 18 - 22 (in Russian).
  33. Pilchin, A. N., and Khesin, B. E., 1981. On possible nature of the magnetoactive bodies bottom edges, Razvedochnaia Geofizika, V. 92, p. 123 - 127 (in Russian).
  34. Pilchin, A. N., and Kerimov, K. M., 1980. Peculiarities of thermal regime of the central part of Kura depression, Neftegazovaya Geologiya I Geofizika, No. 4, pp. 23 - 25 (in Russian).
  35. Kerimov, K. M., Pilchin, A. N., and Ibragimov, S. M., 1980. Influence of thermodynamical factor on the overhigh pressure in sedimentary strata, Azerbaijanskoe Neftyanoe Khozyaistvo, No. 2, pp. 6 - 9 (in Russian).
  36. Pilchin, A. N., Salekhly, T. M., and Abdullaev, Z. B., 1979. On iron suboxide decomposition during serpentinization of the Lesser Caucasus peridotites, VINITI press, No. 2828-79, 12 p. (in Russian).
  37. Pilchin, A. N., 1979. On heat absorption in the earth strata (on example of Middle Kura depression), VINITI press, No. 183-79, 21 p. (in Russian).
  38. Pilchin, A. N., Khesin, B. E., and Kerimov, K. M., 1978. Geothermal regime of sedimentary cover of Kura depression, Geologiya Nefti I Gaza, No. 8, pp. 46 -49 (in Russian).
  39. Pilchin, A. N., 1978. Analysis of the thermodynamic conditions in sand-shall intervals using change of geothermal gradient with the depth, Razvedochnaya Geofizika, Vol. 83, pp. 112 - 116 (in Russian).
  40. Pilchin, A. N., 1978. Correction to hydrostatic pressure in the crust of the Middle Kura depression, In "Geophysical researches of the oil, gas and ore deposits in Azerbaijan", Baku, pp. 78 - 80 (in Russian).
  41. Lubimova, E. A., and Pilchin, A. N., 1978. The thermal parameters of the earth crust of Kura depression, Transactions of the All-Union Geothermic Meeting, Makhachkala, Vol. 1, pp. 58 - 59, (in Russian).
  42. Pilchin, A. N., and Sultanov, L. A., 1978. The influence on magnesium oxide content on serpentinization and magnetic properties of ultrabasic rocks, Transaction of Young Geoscientists, Baku, 3 p. (in Russian).
  43. Pilchin, A. N., and Metaxa, Kh. P., 1978. The depth of Curi Surface in the Kirovabad region, Transaction of Young Geoscientists, Baku, 3 p. (in Russian).
  44. Pilchin, A. N., 1976. Solving some geophysical problems using heat conductivity equation, AzNIINTY press, No. 17, 10 p. (in Russian).
  45. Pilchin, A. N., 1976. On correction of hydrostatic pressure distribution with depth under control of temperature change, VINITI press, No. 3307, 8 p. (in Russian).
  46. Pilchin, A. N., 1976. On the petrologic composition of the earth at the crust-mantle conversion zone, VINITI press, No. 3308, 22 p. (in Russian).

Patents (in Russian)

  1. Pilchin, A. N., 1991. USSR, Patent, Positive decision on 4490611. Device for determination of pressure and temperature. Secret of the USSR. (I left the country before receiving the patent number for it).
  2. Pilchin, A. N., and Kerimov, K. M., 1991, USSR, Patent No. 1643999, Method of total clay porosity coefficient determination.
  3. Pilchin, A. N., 1991, Device for studying of physical characteristics of plastic rocks at high pressures and temperatures, USSR, Patent No. 1599736.
  4. Pilchin, A. N., 1990, Method of porous pressure value determination, USSR, Patent No. 1548444, Bulletin of Inventions, No. 9.
  5. Pilchin A. N., 1989, Method of determination of porous pressure, USSR, Patent No. 1532690, Bulletin of Inventions, No. 48.
  6. Pilchin, A. N., 1989, Method of rock pressure determination, USSR, Patent No. 1488480, Bulletin of Inventions, No. 23.
  7. Pilchin A. N., 1989, Device for pressure determination in clay strata, USSR, Patent No. 1473413.
  8. Pilchin, A. N., 1986, USSR, Patent No. 1212183, Method of oil and gas resources determination.
  9. Pilchin, A. N., 1985, Method of the stresses in a mountain massif determination, USSR, Patent No. 1170143, Bulletin of Inventions, No. 28.
  10. Pilchin, A. N., 1985, Device for pressure determination in bore hole, USSR, Patent No. 1144450.
  11. Ismail-Zade, T. A., Kerimov, K. M., and Pilchin, A. N., 1985, Method of a raise of seismic danger determination, USSR, Patent No. 1141356, Bulletin of inventions, No. 7.
  12. Pilchin, A. N., 1984, Method of rock pressure determination, USSR, Patent No. 1071747, Bulletin of Inventions, No. 5.
  13. Kerimov, K. M., Gasanov, A. G., Pilchin, A. N., Metaxa, Kh. P., and Pilchin,Ya. N., Rzaev, A. G., 1983. Method of seismic danger determination, USSR Patent No. 1056099, Bulletin of Inventions, No. 43.
  14. Pilchin, A. N., and Kerimov, K. M., 1983. Method of hydrocarbon fields search, USSR Patent No. 995048, Bulletin of Inventions, No. 5.
  15. Pilchin, A. N., and Kerimov, K. M., 1982. Device for measurements of pressure and temperature in a bore hole, Russian patent No. 953195, Bulletin of inventions, No. 31.

Selected Abstracts From Scientific Meetings

  1. Pilchin, A., 2015. Comparing the Tectonic Conditions on Venus with Tectonic Conditions of Early Archean Earth. The Workshop on Comparative Tectonics and Geodynamics of Venus, Earth, and Rocky Exoplanets. Pasadena, California, Abstract 5003.
  2. Pilchin, A., 2014. The involvement of forsterite and dunite layers of the oceanic lithosphere in obduction during formation of the Appalachians. GAC-MAC Joint Annual Meeting, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Abstracts, vol. 37, pp. 223-224.
  3. Pilchin, A. and Pilchin, M., 2014. Repeating obduction in the process of forming the Canadian Appalachians. GAC-MAC Joint Annual Meeting, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Abstracts, vol. 37, pp. 222-223.
  4. Pilchin, A. and Pilchin, M., 2013. Sulfur generations, formation of sulfide deposits and their association with platinum group elements. GAC-MAC Joint Annual Meeting, Winnipeg 2013, Program with abstracts, Vol. 36, p.163.
  5. Pilchin, A., 2012. The main sources of metals and sulfur in Archean - Early Proterozoic ore deposits. Geoscience at the edge. GAC-MAC-AGC-AMC joint annual 2012 meeting in St. Johnís. Abstract volume 35, p. 108.
  6. Pilchin, A., 2011. On the formation of the lithosphere in the Early and Middle Archean. GAC-MAC joint annual 2011 meeting in Ottawa, Canada. Abstract volume 34, p. 172.
  7. Eppelbaum, L.V. and Pilchin, A. N., 2011. At the Beginning of the Formation of Terrestrial Planets and Moons of the Solar System. Transactions of the AGU Fall Meet., Session: Planetary and Meteorite Magnetism, abstract GP21B-0991.
  8. Pilchin, A.N. , 2010. The Forsterite Layer and Density of Olivine under Lithospheric and Asthenospheric P-T-Conditions. GeoCanada 2010, Calgary, Alberta.
  9. Pilchin, A.N. and Eppelbaum, L.V., 2008. Some Causes of Initial Mantle Heterogeneity. Trans. of the 33rd Intern. Geological Conf., Oslo, Norway, EID05422P.
  10. Pilchin, A. N. and Eppelbaum, L. V. (2008). Iron Content of Magmatic Rocks as a Marker of Mantle Heterogeneity. Trans. of the 33rd Intern. Geological Conf., Oslo, Norway, EID05421P.
  11. Eppelbaum, L.V. and Pilchin, A.N., 2007. Tectonic activity and processes preceding the formation of the Dead Sea Fault Zone. Trans. of the Amer. Geoph. Union Conf., San-Francisco, USA, T43A-1087.
  12. Pilchin, A., 2005. On the role of tectonic factor in formation of ultra-high pressure minerals: On example of coesite. Geological Association of Canada - Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint annual meeting. P. 155.
  13. Pilchin, A., and Pilchin, M., 2005. Some features of garnet and eclogite stability. Geological Association of Canada - Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint annual meeting. P. 155.
  14. Eppelbaum, L.V. and Pilchin, A.N., 2005. A quick subsidence of a crustal block in SW Aegean Sea as a possible cause of the end of ancient civilization in 17th century BC. Trans. of the 32th Intern. Conf. "Atlantis Hypothesis: Searching for a Lost Land", Milos Island, Greece.
  15. Pilchin, A. Some features of eclogites from gneisses in orogenic belts. Geological Association of Canada - Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint annual meeting, St. Catharines, Canada.
  16. Eppelbaum, L.V. and Pilchin, A.N., 2004. Newly developed maps of Moho and Curie discontinuities for Levant as a basis for innovative models of the Earth's crust on Cyprus and in southern Israel. Trans. of Special Session of the 2004 CGU/AGU/SEG Joint Assembly, Montreal, Canada, GP21A-01.
  17. Eppelbaum, L.V. and Pilchin, A.N., 2004. Signs of ancient development and ultrahigh pressure conditions in passive continental margin region (on example of Israel). Geological Association of Canada - Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint annual meeting, St. Catharines, Canada, GS-15, p.424.
  18. Eppelbaum, L.V., Ben-Avraham, Z. and Pilchin, A.N., 2004. Development of a first Curie discontinuity map of Israel. Trans. of the Conf. of the Israel Geological Society Ann. Meet., Kibbutz Hagoshrim, Israel, p.22.
  19. Pilchin, A. N., 2000. The climate change as a cause of floods, Geological Society of America, annual meeting, Reno, Nevada, GSA Abstracts with Programs, A510 - A511.
  20. Pilchin, A., 1999. The origin of orogenic activity in the Precambrian and its change during the very late Archean - Early Proterozoic, Geological Society of America 1999 Annual Meeting, Denver, Abstract Volume, p. A-118.
  21. Pilchin, A., 1998. Deep crustal processes related to ocean crust activity and its obduction, Geological Society of America 1998 Annual Meeting, Toronto, Abstract Volume, p. A-352.
  22. Pilchin, M., and Pilchin, A., 1998. Some peculiarities of ocean crust activity in the Appalachian region, Geological Society of America 1998 Annual Meeting ,Toronto, Abstract Volume, p. A-352.
  23. Eppelbaum, L., and Pilchin, A., 1998. Some peculiarities of ocean crust activity in the Mediterranean and Middle East regions, Geological Society of America 1998 Annual Meeting, Toronto, Abstract Volume, p. A-352.
  24. Pilchin, A., 1998. Formation of Plagioclase in the Early Precambrian and the origin of anorthosites, 17th General Meeting of International Mineralogical Association, Toronto, Program with Abstracts, p. A24.
  25. Pilchin, M., and Pilchin, A., 1998. Instability of some iron containing minerals under low temperature conditions, 17th General Meeting of International Mineralogical Association, Toronto, Program with Abstracts, p. A24.
  26. Eppelbaum, L., and Pilchin, A., 1998. Comparison of the western Caspian fault zone (Azerbaijan) and Dead Sea basin zone (Israel), Third International Conference on the Geology of the Eastern Mediterranean, Abstract Volume, p. 20.
  27. Pilchin, A, and Eppelbaum, V., 1998. Tectonic evolution of the Cyprus area during the Mesozoic period, Third International Conference on the Geology of the Eastern Mediterranean, Abstract Volume, p. 55.
  28. Pilchin, A., and Pilchin, M., 1997. Carbonatites and other carbonate rocks as indicator of peridotites formation and periods of ophiolite activity, Geological Association of Canada - Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint annual meeting, Ottawa, Program with Abstracts, Vol. 22, pp. A118-A119.
  29. Pilchin, A., 1997. On the origin of hydrocarbons, Extended Abstracts Book, 59th EAGE Conference and Technical Exhibition, Geneve, Switzerland
  30. Pilchin, A. N., 1996. Tectonic evolution and some petrologic peculiarities of the Alps-Mediterranean region, Extended Abstracts Book, 58th EAGE Conference and Technical Exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. P-558.
  31. Pilchin, A. N., 1996. Tectonic and petrologic peculiarities of the Precambrian evolution of the Baltic Shield, Extended Abstracts Book, 58th EAGE Conference and Technical Exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. P-513.
  32. Pilchin, A. N., 1996, Tectonic and petrologic peculiarities of the Grenville Province formation, Geological Association of Canada - Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint annual meeting, Program with Abstracts, Vol. 21, p. A-75.
  33. Pilchin, M. M., and Pilchin A. N., 1996, Petrology and some peculiarities of mineral composition of the Early Precambrian rocks of Canadian Shield, Geological Association of Canada - Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint annual meeting, Program with Abstracts, Vol. 21, p. A-75.
  34. Pilchin, A. N., 1995, Heat absorption in sedimentary cover in some areas of the US and Canada (abstr): in AAPG Mid-Continent Section meeting; abstracts, AAPG Bulletin, Vol. 79(9), p. 1406.
  35. Pilchin, A. N., 1995. The geothermal state of sedimentary cover of South and Central Alberta, In Geological Association of Canada and Mineralogical Association of Canada join No. 20 annual meeting, Program with abstracts, p. 84.
  36. Pilchin, A.N. and Eppelbaum. L.V., 1995. Canada and Israel: geothermal regime investigation in regions of platform and shield jointing'. Transactions of the GAC--MAC Annual Meeting, Victoria, Canada, 28, 83.
  37. Pilchin, A. N., 1995. Evaporites: product and forerunner of magmatic activity in the Mediterranean and Alps zone, In:"Proceedings of the international conference on Thermal and mechanical interactions in deep-seated rocks",Journal of the Czech Geological Society, 40(3), p.71.
  38. Pilchin, A. N., 1995. On origin of the Alpine Orogeny, In:"Proceedings of the international conference on Thermal and mechanical interactions in deep-seated rocks",Journal of the Czech Geological Society, 40(3), p.116-117.
  39. Eppelbaum, L. V., Modelevsky, M. M., Jr. and Pilchin, A. N., 1995. New Thermal investigation in the Dead Sea Rift Zone. Abstracts of Annual Meeting of Israel Geological Society, p. 26.
  40. Pilchin, A. N. and Eppelbaum, L. V., 1994. Los Angeles Basin and South part of the Dead Sea Basin: comparative analysis and possible character of origin. Abstracts of 90-th Annual meeting of Cordilleran Section of the Geological Society of America, p. 81.
  41. Eppelbaum, L. V., and Pilchin, A. N., 1994, New Map of Moho Discontinuity of Israel. Abstracts of annual meeting of Israel Geological Society, p. 23.
  42. Pilchin, A. N., and Eppelbaum, L. V., 1994. Comparison of thermodynamic conditions between Salton Trough region (USA) and the region of the Dead Sea Rift. Transaction of VII European Geoscience Conference, Strasbourg, France, C1, p. 174.
  43. Eppelbaum, L. V., and Pilchin, A. N., 1993. Determination of lower edges of magnetized bodies by geothermal data. Transaction of VII European Geoscience Conference, Strasbourg, France, C1, p. 164.
  44. Pilchin, A. N., 1987, The origin of ultra high pressures generation in the oceans earth crust and upper mantle, In transactions of the 1st All-Union meeting on Marine Geophysics (in Russian), Baku, p. 31.
  45. Kerimov, K. M., and Pilchin, A. N., 1987, Thermobaric regime of the South Caspian Megadepression sedimentary cover and its relation to oil and gas fields forming, In transactions of 1st All-Union Meeting on Marine Geophysics (in Russian), Baku,
    p. 93.
  46. Kerimov, K. M., Pilchin, A. N., 1983. Thermodynamic condition of porous fluid as a reason of overhigh stratum pressure formation, Transactions of 6-th Geophysics and Geology Republic Meeting, Baku, p. 100 (in Russian).
  47. Pilchin, A. N., and Kerimov, K. M., 1983. Geothermal regime of the earth crust and its influence on the crust geodynamic characteristics, Transaction of All Union Geothermics Meeting, Ashkhabad, 2 p. (in Russian).
  48. Kerimov, K. M., and Pilchin, A. N. , 1980. Some peculiarities of geothermal gradients distribution in top part of sedimentary cover of Kura-Arax depression, Transactions of All Union Geothermics Meeting, Sverdlovsk, p. 22 - 23 (in Russian).
  49. Pilchin, A. N., 1979. Thermal regime of some oil and gas fields in sedimentary strata of areas of Middle Kura depression, Transactions of Young Geoscientists Meeting, Baku, 2 p. (in Russian).
  50. Pilchin, A. N., 1979. Method of discovering of heat output and heat absorbing regions, Transactions of Young Geoscientists Meeting, Baku, 2 p (in Russian).

Ph. D. Thesis

Geothermal Regime of the Earth Crust of Kura Depression and Its Influence on the Distribution of Pressure, Ph. D. Thesis. Pilchin, A. N., 1983. Geophysical Institute of Georgian Academy of Science, 249 p (in Russian).

Master Thesis

Reduction of Degeneration in the Spectrum of Spine Waves in Double-under-lattice Ferrite Under the Influence of Single-axis Anisotropy. Pilchin, A. N., 1973. 30 p (in Russian).

Selected Scientific Reports (in Russian)

  1. Kerimov, K. M., Pilchin, A. N., et al., 1988, Development of methods for prognosis and studying of the main peculiarities of stratum overpressure distribution in foot-hills and interhills depressions of the South USSR in connection to oil and gas search and prospecting works on large depths, Scientific Report No. 055, Baku, 300 p.
  2. Kerimov, K. M., Andreev, L. I., Pilchin, A. N., et al., 1988, Development of the combined geological and geophysical model of the Earth crust of the Caucasus, Scientific report 002-1, Baku, 400 p.
  3. Kerimov, K. M., Pilchin, A. N., et al., 1986, Experimental and methodical works of high stratum pressure zones studying in Western Uzbekistan and Eastern Turkmenia, Scientific Report 365-84, Baku, 100 p.
  4. Kerimov, K. M., Pilchin A. N., et al., 1986, Geophysical study of the Western Turkmenian Depression structures and tectonic peculiarities in relation to oil- and gas-bearing fields, Scientific Report 356-84, Baku, 120 p.
  5. Kerimov K. M., Pilchin, A. N. et al., 1986, Study of physical condition in sectionís on different elevations of superficial and deep structures of the southeastern Caucasus for oil and gas fields presence prognosis on the great depths and development of geodynamic model, Scientific Report 364-84, Baku, 296 p.
  6. Kerimov, K. M., Pilchin A. N., et al., 1986, Improvement of prognosis methods and overhigh stratum pressure zones study in foothills and interhills depressions of the South USSR in connection with search and prospecting of oil and gas at the great depths, Scientific Report 363-85, Baku, 289 p.
  7. Slavin, V. I., Kerimov, K. M., Pilchin, A. N., et al., 1986, Project of methodical instructions for prognosis and estimation of overhigh porous pressures, Leningrad, 120 p.
  8. Sarkisov, G. A., Kerimov, K. M., Pilchin, A. N., et al., 1985, Study of the Earth crust deep structures and geophysical field variations in time in the Southern Greater Caucasus, Scientific Report 365-82, Baku, 200 p.
  9. Kerimov, K. M., Pilchin, A. N., Ibragimov, S. M., et al., 1984, Study and prognosis of structure-facial and lithologic-physical characteristics of the Paleogen-Mesozoic layers of the South USSR depression areas on the base of geophysical data for searching of oil and gas deposits on the great depths, Scientific Report 363-82, Baku, 120 p.
  10. Kerimov, K. M., Ibragimov, S. M., Pilchin A. N., 1981. Experimental and methodical research of overhigh pressure distribution nature in deep wells of depression regions of Zakavkazíe and Middle Asia for oil and gas fields search, Scientific Report No. 323-80, Baku, 250 p.
  11. Kerimov, K. M., Ibragimov, S. M., Pilchin A. N., 1980. Quantitative estimation of overhigh stratum pressure in wells of Caspian sea areas for prognosis of abnormal stratum pressure, Scientific Report No. 323-80/1, Baku, 130 p.
  12. Kerimov, K. M., Ibragimov, S. M., Pilchin A. N., 1980. Quantitative estimation of overhigh stratum pressure in wells of Caspian sea areas for prognosis of abnormal stratum pressure, Scientific Report No. 323-78/3, Baku, 230 p.
  13. Khesin, B. E., Alexeev, V. V., Metaxa, Kh. P., Pilchin, A. N. et al., 1979. Development and composing of methodological instructions for Interpretation of magnetic anomalies in conditions of oblique magnetization and rugged relief, Scientific Report No. 306-77, Baku, 350 p.
  14. Metaxa, Kh. P., Khesin, B. E., Pilchin A. N. et al., 1977. Using of magnetic methods for research of Mesozoic- Cenozoic formations in region of Orogeny structures deeping in Azerbajan, Scientific Report No. 310-75, 300 p.
  15. Khesin, B. E., Metaxa, Kh. P., Pilchin, A. N. et al., 1974. Development of correlation method of relief influence on magnetic measurements in mountain areas, Scientific Report No. 47-73, 200 p.
  16. Bagdatlishvilli, P. D., Ibragimov, T. M., Iskenderov, I. M., Pilchin, A. N. et al., 1974. Search of oil and gas fields in Sangachaly-Duvanny-Bulla region of Caspian sea using sea bottom gravity and sea magnetometric methods, Scientific Report, Baku,
    100 p.

Killed Scientific Articles

It is a matter of course that in science your research may be declined for publication. Not everyone will agree with you, and in my experience sometimes even presenting evidence supporting every aspect of your reasoning and conclusions will not be enough to prevent an editor from dismissing your paper for justifiable reasons; and I have had a number done so. However, the articles I highlight here are ones that were not declined for justifiable reasons and I believe should have been accepted to advance our mutual discourse, but were nonetheless 'killed'.

First of all I would like to say that I have nothing personal against the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, in which I published two of my best scientific articles, and which I believe is the best fit for my research. However, unfortunately both people that killed my papers, Richard W. Carlson and Lars P. Stixrude, happen to be editors at this journal. I can only say that in these three cases the editors have shown a complete disregard for science. Furthermore, in one of these cases the editor Richard W. Carlson revealed in my subsequent correspondence with him that he was not even familiar with the material in my paper, proving that he had in fact declined it without having read through it.

If I am critical of anything it is of the fact that these individuals in particular are secure in their belief that they have the right to dismiss any papers they want and prevent information they may disagree with from entering the scientific community, regardless of how sound it is and how thoroughly it is supported with solid facts.

  1. Pilchin, A. N., 2008. Early Earth's Atmosphere and Formation of the Water-ocean.
    Submitted to editor Lars P. Stixrude, Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
    • Dismissed without being sent for review
    • Editor said that he would not publish it even if it were given positive reviews
  2. Pilchin, A. N., 2007. Comment on "Are Archean lithospheric keels inverted?" by J. A. Percival, and R. N. Pysklywec, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2007.Vol. 254, pp. 393-403.
    Submitted to editor Richard W. Carlson, Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
  3. Pilchin, A. N., 2007. Markers of Specific Conditions During Earth Evolution in the Early Precambrian.
    Submitted to editor Richard W. Carlson, Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
    • Dismissed without being sent for review