Journal of Marine Sciences ›› 2022, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (2): 42-52.DOI: 10.3969-j.issn.1001-909X.2022.02.005

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Marine magnetotelluric reveals the resistivity structure of the Suda Seamount in the western Pacific Ocean


  1. 1.College of Geodesy and Geomatics, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266000, China; 2.Second Institute of Oceanography, MNR, Hangzhou 310012, China; 3.Key Laboratory of Submarine Geosciences, MNR, Hangzhou 310012, China
  • Online:2022-06-15 Published:2022-06-15

Abstract: In order to study the deep resistivity structure of intraplate volcanoes and their formation processes, a marine magnetotelluric survey at Suda Seamount in the western Pacific Ocean was conducted. The mainstream data processing method SSMT2000 was used for data processing. The measured data after rotation and the two groups of rotation invariants obtained from the measured data were tested for magnetotelluric response under the assumption of one-dimensional structure, and one-dimensional inversion was conducted for the YX direction data with the best response. Combined with one-dimensional forward modeling and other geological data, the inversion results were comprehensively interpreted. The inversion results show that the thickness of the crust at Suda Seamount is about 21.5 km. The thick volcanic clastic rocks indicate that the formation of Suda Seamount is mainly eruptive and weakly intrusive.

Key words: marine magnetotelluric survey, onedimensional forward and inversion, intraplate volcanoes, crustal structure

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