Gravity models for the South Shetland Trench and the Shackleton Fracture Zone, Antarctica SCOPUS

Title
Gravity models for the South Shetland Trench and the Shackleton Fracture Zone, Antarctica
Author(s)
Jin, Y.K.; Kim, Y.; Nam, S.H.; Lee, D.K.; Lee, K.
Publication Year
1997
Abstract
Four deep crustal models of the South Shetland Trench (SST) and the Shackleton Fracture Zone (SFZ) off the northern Antarctic Peninsula are presented based on gravity data. The gravity models of the SST suggest that the dip of the subducting crust increases from southwest to northeast ranging from 25° in Line KSL93-5 to 30° in Line KSL93-6 as the age of crust increases along the trench axis. The gravity low observed near the island arc is directly associated with the deep forearc basin bounded seaward by a large fault. In the SFZ, the thin crust is concentrated primarily beneath the ridge, where Moho shallows by 2.5 km. A low-density material (about 2.45 g/cm3) assigned to the SFZ ridge is presumably due to serpentinite intrusion. The gravity low associated with the trough is due to the relatively low-density sediments filled in the trough. The crustal thickening to the western slope of the ridge near the triple junction was probably caused by the collision of the SFZ ridge with the Shetland Platform.
ISSN
1226-4806
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/6386
DOI
10.1007/BF02910480
Bibliographic Citation
Geosciences Journal, v.1, no.2, pp.89 - 98, 1997
Publisher
Korean Association of Geoscience Societies
Keywords
Deep crustal structure; Gravity models; Shackleton Fracture Zone; South Shetland Trench
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
Korean Association of Geoscience Societies
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