Comparative analysis of bathymetry in the dongdo and the Seodo, Dokdo using multibeam echosounder system SCOPUS KCI

Title
Comparative analysis of bathymetry in the dongdo and the Seodo, Dokdo using multibeam echosounder system
Author(s)
Lee, M.H.; Kim, C.H.; Park, C.H.; Rho, H.S.; Kim, D.C.
Publication Year
2017
Abstract
In this study, we analyze precise seabed geomorphology and conditions for comparing the nearshore areas of the Dongdo(East Island) and the Seodo(West Island) using detailed bathymetry data and seafloor backscattering images, in Dokdo, the East Sea. We have been obtained the detailed bathymetry data and the seafloor backscattering data. The survey range is about 250 m × 250 m including land of islets to the nearshore areas of the southern part of the Dongdo and the Seodo. As a result of bathymetry survey, the southern area of the Dongdo(∼50 m) is deeper than the Seodo(∼30 m) in the water depth. The survey areas are consist of extended bedrocks from land of the Dongdo and the Seodo. The underwater rock region of the Seodo is larger than the Dongdo. In spite of similar extended rocks features from islets, there are some distinctive seabed characteristics between the southern nearshore areas of the Dongdo and the Seodo. The Talus-shaped seafloor environment formed by gravel and underwater rocks originating from the land of the Dongdo is up to about 15 m depth. And the boundary line of between extended bedrocks and seabottom is unclear in the southern nearshore of the Dongdo. On the other hand, the southern coast of the Seodo is characterized by relatively large scale underwater rocks and evenly distributed sediments, which clearly distinguish the boundary of between extended bedrocks and seafloor. This is because the tuff layers exposed to the coastal cliffs of the Dongdo are weak against weathering and erosion. It is considered that there are more influences of the clastic sediments carried from the land of the Dongdo compared with the Seodo. Particularly, the land of the Dongdo has been undergoing construction activities. And also a highly unstable ground such as faults, joints and cracks appears in the Dongdo. In previous study, there are dissimilar features of the massive tuff breccia formations of the Dongdo and the Seodo. These conditions are thought to have influenced the different seabed characteristics in the southern nearshore areas of the Dongdo and the Seodo. © 2017 Korean Society of Economic and Environmental Geology. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1225-7281
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/1326
DOI
10.9719/EEG.2017.50.6.477
Bibliographic Citation
Economic and Environmental Geology, v.50, no.6, pp.477 - 486, 2017
Publisher
Korean Society of Economic and Environmental Geology
Keywords
Bathymetric map; Dokdo; Dongdo; Seafloor image; Seodo
Type
Article
Language
Korean
Document Type
Article
Publisher
Korean Society of Economic and Environmental Geology
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