Og Gustave Emil 
 (19.06.1861 – 29.08.1927)


Outstanding French geologist, member of the French Academy of Sciences (1917), professor at the University of Paris (since 1904), corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1909). 
Born in Dryusenham, Lower Rhine. 
The main works are devoted to tectonics, stratigraphy, paleontology, regional geology (Alpes, Provence). In his theoretical constructions, Og was a supporter of the theories of contraction (compression) of the Earth and isostasy. Great contribution of Og in the development of the theory of geosynclines. He supported the concept of cyclical development of geological processes, consistently repeating each other from one geological “cycle” to another. Considering the history of the development of geosynclines and platforms, Og argued that sea transgressions on continental platforms in time correspond to regressions in geosynclines and vice versa (the “Og law”). The classic geology course of Og, which contributed to raising the level of teaching this science in many countries, was widely known. 
He died in Niederbronn, Lower Rhine. 
The bay to the south of the bay of Sedov on the east coast of the northern island of Novaya Zemlya. Originally, in 1910, this name was given by V.A. 
Rusanov present Sedov Bay.

 

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