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[SCG59-10] The crustal structure of the Ojin-Rise Seamounts, North Pacific.
Keywords:Ojin-Rise Seamounts, Shatsky Rise, admittance analysis, gravity, bathymetry feature
We use multibeam bathymetric data obtained in KR14-07 and bathymetric grid data reported by Sager et al. (1999) and free-air gravity anomaly data by Sandwell and Smith (2009). We have estimated the oceanic crustal thickness using the method by Kuo and Forsyth (1988) and the state of isostasy and effective elastic thickness using the admittance analysis by McKenzie and Bowin (1976).
Our result shows that the crustal thickness beneath the Ojin-Rise Seamounts is about 12 km, which is two-times thicker than the normal oceanic crustal (e.g., 6 km). The effective elastic thickness is calculated to be about 2.6 km. The state of isostasy is Airy type. We conclude that the Ojin-Rise Seamounts was formed near the spreading ridige about 134-125 Ma. The timing of the formation is close to that of Shirshov Massif, impling that the same volcanic activity might form both Shirshov Massif and Ojin-Rise Seamounts.