Crustal Structure of the Continent-Ocean Zone around the Middle Eastern Part of Korean Peninsula Using Gravity Data

중력자료를 이용한 한반도 중부 대륙-해양 지역의 지각구조 연구

  • 유상훈 (연세대학교 지구시스템과학과) ;
  • 민경덕 (연세대학교 지구시스템과학과) ;
  • 박찬홍 (한국해양연구원 지질자원연구부) ;
  • 원중선 (연세대학교 지구시스템과학과)
  • Published : 2002.10.01


There have been few geophysical studies on the crustal structure of the continent-ocean zone around the middle eastern part of Korean peninsula, because of the lack of database in both land and ocean. The area for the study on the internal crustal structure using gravity data is bounded by the latitude of 37$^{\circ}$-38"N and longitude of 128$^{\circ}$-132$^{\circ}$E. WCA correction is applied to shipborne gravity data to integrate with gravity anomalies obtained on land. The high frequency components of the shipborne gravity data which are considered as the noise on survey track are effectively removed by means of correlating with satellite gravity data. The corrected shipborne free-air gravity anomaly is integrated with the Bouguer gravity anomaly on land under the same condition. The integrated gravity anomaly is divided into four areas for power spectrum analysis. The depths of Moho discontinuity increases gradually from inland to Ulleung basin. As the result of modeling based on power spectrum analysis, Moho discontinuity depth is about 33-35 km in the continental zone of Korea and 18-28 km at the continental margin. Such structural character is well elucidated in changing gravity data around Ulleung basin. The depths of Moho discontinuity in the southern ocean of Ulleung-island is 16--17 km, which is much lower than in the land. The result of crustal structure modeling in this study is similar to that computed by prior seismic exploration around this area.


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