Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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Symbol S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-GD Geodesy

[S-GD22] Gravity and Geoid

Sun. May 22, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Jun Nishijima(Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University), Yuichi Aoyama(National Institute of Polar Research)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[SGD22-P05] Density structures estimated from gravity and airborne gravity gradiometry data in Kuju area, Oita prefecture

*Jun Nishijima1, Daisuke Yanai2 (1.Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University, 2.Department of Earth Resources, Marine and Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, Kyushu University)

Keywords:Gravity survey, Airborne gravity gradiometry survey, Density structure, Kuju volcano

An airborne gravity gradiometry survey was conducted by the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) in the Kuju volcano and surrounding area, Oita prefecture, Japan. The density structure modeling was conducted using gravity data and the six components (Gxx, Gxy, Gxz, Gyy, Gyz, and Gzz) of airborne gravity gradiometry data. The high-density (2400 – 2550 kg/m3) areas were estimated below the middle and late Pleistocene volcanoes in the shouthern part of the study area at a depth of 0 to 2000 m below sea level. These high-density areas correspond to the distributions of the older Hohi volcanic rocks. Moreover, the high-density areas were detected in the northern area of the Hatchobaru geothermal power plant. These trends agree with the density structures estimated from the gravity data, but the differences can be seen in the shallower depth. It is possible that these differences is caused by the density of the gravity survey points and the spatial resolution between the gravity data and the airborne gravity gradiometry data.