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Geology and Sedimentology of the Korean Peninsula

Written by one of Korea's most respected earth scientists, Geology and Sedimentology of the Korean Peninsula analyzes sedimentary facies, basin evolution, and sequence stratigraphy to provide answers to depositional processes and environmental changes through the Earth's history, including tectonic events, climate changes, and sea-level fluctuations. This is one of the first books covering the geology of the Korean peninsula. It offers an in-depth exploration of this region, which also allows comparison with sedimentary basins around the world. This is an important book for students, researchers, and professionals working in the geography of East Asia.

The study of sedimentary basins can help advance basic understanding of how the Earth's crust developed, as well as offer insights into the influence of environmental and climate change. Sedimentary basins are also of interest due to their importance in the exploration and recovery of natural resources, including oil and gas, water, and industrial minerals.

Students, researchers and exploration professionals working on the Korean Peninsula and sedimentary basins around the world.

Hardbound, 348 Pages

Published: January 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-405518-6


  • "Chough summarizes the current knowledge of dynamic processes and environmental changes in the Korean peninsula on land and under the sea during the Phanerozoic Era. His main focus is on the evolution of sedimentary basins from sedimentary facies to plate tectonics."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013


  • CHAPTER 1 Introduction
    CHAPTER 2 Tectonic Setting
    CHAPTER 3 Phanerozoic Granites
    CHAPTER 4 Okcheon Basin
    CHAPTER 5 Taebaeksan Basin
    CHAPTER 6 North China Platform in Shandong Province
    CHAPTER 7 Pyeongan Supergroup
    CHAPTER 8 Tectonic Evolution
    CHAPTER 9 Gyeongsang Arc System
    CHAPTER 10 Other Cretaceous Basins
    CHAPTER 11 Tertiary Basins
    CHAPTER 12 East Sea
    CHAPTER 13 Jeju Island
    CHAPTER 14 Yellow Sea
    CHAPTER 15 Summary



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