Geodetic and Geophysical Analyses of Gravity Data In Korea

  • Kim, Sungkyun
  • Published : 1979.03.31


Geodetic and geophysical quantities related to gravity data are analyzed using three-dimensional sin x/x method for the southern part of the Korean peninsula and adjacent Japan Sea. The thickness of isostatic crust is found as 26 km. The average isostatic gravity anomaly in this area is appeared to be +24.8 mgal, of which result indicates that the surface features are under-compensation or the thickness of the crust is thinner than normal. It is noteworthy that the general trend of the deflections of the vertical in direction is nearly perpendicular to the geological structure having a direction of NNE-SSW in the southern part of Korea.