Geology and Sedimentology of the Korean Peninsula


  • Sung Kwun Chough, Department of Oceanography, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

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.

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


Book information

  • 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

Table of Contents

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