Geology and Sedimentology of the Korean Peninsula

Geology and Sedimentology of the Korean Peninsula, 1st Edition

Geology and Sedimentology of the Korean Peninsula, 1st Edition,Sung Kwun  Chough,ISBN9780124055186






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One of the first books published studying the Korean peninsula, this book offers a concise and thorough analysis of the geological factors of the region.

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Key Features

  • Provides fundamental information on the geology of East Asia
  • Serves as a guide for integrated sedimentary basin analysis, providing a detailed aid for comparative research
  • Contains over 200 figures to illustrate the analysis


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.

Sung Kwun  Chough

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Oceanography, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

Geology and Sedimentology of the Korean Peninsula, 1st Edition

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


Quotes and reviews

"This is an extensively researched and well-documented book with numerous detailed drawings and sketches that can help you find answers to the above and give you a better geological understanding of the Korean peninsula."--Biz India Online News, April 17, 2014
"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


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