The Magnetic Anomaly Map of Korea

한국의 자력 이상도

  • Park, Yeong-Sue (Mineral Resources Research Division, KIGAM) ;
  • Rim, Hyoungrea (Department of Earth Science Education, Pusan National University) ;
  • Lim, Mutaek (Convergence Research Center for Development of Mineral Resources, KIGAM) ;
  • Shin, Young Hong (Mineral Resources Research Division, KIGAM)
  • 박영수 (한국지질자원연구원 광물자원연구본부) ;
  • 임형래 (부산대학교 지구과학교육과) ;
  • 임무택 (한국지질자원연구원 DMR융합연구단) ;
  • 신영홍 (한국지질자원연구원 광물자원연구본부)
  • Received : 2018.12.20
  • Accepted : 2019.01.22
  • Published : 2019.02.28


Regional airborne magnetic survey is very cost-effective mapping tool. Magnetic anomaly maps have abundant information, which are an important tool for understanding the geological evolution and mineral exploration. For this reason, the governments of many countries have made significant investment in the acquisition of airborne geophysical data over many decades. KIGAM (Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources) began nationwide airborne magnetic mapping programme in 1982, and completed in 2017. The obtained magnetic data was reprocessed and magnetic database was built in 2018. In addition, the magnetic anomaly map of Korea with a scale of 1:1,000,000 was published. In this paper, we introduced a new magnetic anomaly map of Korea through describing the changing survey parameters during data acquisitions and history of data processing.

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Fig. 2. 3-axis boom type KIGAM airborne magnetic survey system since 2013.

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Fig. 1. Towed-bird type KIGAM airborne magnetic survey systemsince 1982.

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Fig. 3. Magnetic anomaly map compiled by KIGAM and GSJ.

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Fig. 4. Magnetic anomaly map of Korea.

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Fig. 5. Index map for displaying surveyed years.

Table 1. Survey areas and specifications.

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Table 2. Data record format modified from KADIPS-2.

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Grant : 3D 지질모델링 플랫폼 기반 광물자원 예측 및 채광효율 향상기술 개발

Supported by : 한국지질자원연구원, 기상청


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