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Journal of the Korean earth science society
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Volume 37, Issue 3 - Jun 2016
Volume 37, Issue 2 - Apr 2016
Volume 37, Issue 1 - Feb 2016
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The Valuation of Geosites and Geoheritages in the Buan Volcanics of Byeonsanbando National Park
Cho, Kyu-Seong ; Kim, Cheong-Bin ; Kwon, Chang Woo ; Hong, Deok-Pyo ;
Journal of the Korean earth science society, volume 37, issue 2, 2016, Pages 79~88
DOI : 10.5467/JKESS.2016.37.2.79
This study aims analyze the geological values in relation to the volcanic area and to investigate a possibility of the geosites and the geoheritages in Byeonsanbando area. The results indicate that the seven geosites are relevant as a potential national geopark, including Gunghang, Solseom Island, and Mohang located in Oebyeonsan and Jikso Falls, Gulbawi, Seongye Falls, and Ulgumbawi located in Naebyeonsan. Solseom Island and Mohang should be preserved and used as a place of the geological study because of their high geological heritage values. Besides, Jeokbyeokgang and Chaeseokgang are famous for excellent natural landscapes as they have been proven with academic values. Like this, these area are considered to have sufficient value as a national geopark of Korea, because their geoheritages are variously distributed in Byeonsanbando area.
Seasonal Variation of Surface Sediments in 2014 on the Gochang Open-Coast Intertidal Flat, Southwestern Korea
Kang, Sol-Ip ; Ryang, Woo-Hun ; Jin, Jae-Hwa ; Chun, Seung-Soo ;
Journal of the Korean earth science society, volume 37, issue 2, 2016, Pages 89~106
DOI : 10.5467/JKESS.2016.37.2.89
The Gochang open-coast intertidal flat is located in the southwestern coast of Korea (the eastern part of the Yellow Sea), characterized by macro-tidal range, an open-coast type, and sand substrates. This study has investigated seasonal variation in sedimentary facies of surface sediments in the Gochang intertidal flat. In the four seasons of February, May, August, and November, 2014, surface sediments of 252 sites in total were sampled and analyzed along three survey lines. The surface sediments of the Gochang intertidal flat in 2014 consisted mainly of fine-grained sand sediments showing a trend in grain size to be coarser in winter and finer in summer. Based on seasonal wave and tidal level data recorded near the study area, it was interpreted that the seasonal effects of wave were stronger than those of tide as a factor controlling surface sedimentation. High waves in winter resulted in the coarsening trend of grain size in surface sediments, whereas, during summer time, the sediments became finer by relatively low waves. Spatial sedimentary facies of the Gochang intertidal flat in 2014 represented that seasonal deviation of the upper tidal zone was larger than that of the lower tidal zone, hence sediments getting coarser in grain size and poorly sorted in the upper tidal zone. From upper to lower tidal zone, the grain size became finer and sediments were better-sorted, showing smaller seasonal deviations.
Stability of the Divergent Barotropic Rossby-Haurwitz Wave
Jeong, Han-Byeol ; Cheong, Hyeong-Bin ;
Journal of the Korean earth science society, volume 37, issue 2, 2016, Pages 107~116
DOI : 10.5467/JKESS.2016.37.2.107
Stability of the barotropic Rossby-Haurwitz wave is investigated using the numerical models on the global domain. The Rossby-Haurwitz wave under investigation is composed of the basic zonal flow of super-rotation and a finite amplitude spherical harmonic wave. The Rossby-Haurwitz wave is given as either steady or unsteady wave by adjusting the strength of the super-rotating zonal flow. Stability as well as the growth rate of the wave in the numerical simulation is determined by comparing the perturbation amplitude at two different time stages. Unstable modes of the Rossby-Haurwitz wave exhibited a horizontal structure composing of various zonal-wavenumber components. The vorticity perturbation for some modes showed a discontinuity around the area of weak flow, which was found robust regardless of the horizontal resolution of the model. Fourier finite element model was shown to generate the unstable mode in earlier stage of the time integration due to less accuracy compared to the spherical harmonic spectral model. Taking the overall accuracy of the models into consideration, the time by which the unstable mode begin to dominate over the spherical harmonic wave was estimated.
A Comparison of the Freshmen's Cognitive Frame about the 'Crisis of Earth'
Chung, Duk Ho ; Choi, Hyeon A ; Park, Seon Ok ;
Journal of the Korean earth science society, volume 37, issue 2, 2016, Pages 117~131
DOI : 10.5467/JKESS.2016.37.2.117
The purpose of this study was to compare of freshmen's cognitive frames about the 'Crisis of the Earth' upon taking the Earth science I course in high school to confirm if they reflect the goal of the curriculum reasonably. Data were collected from 67 freshmen who graduated from high school. All participants were asked to express about the 'Crisis of the Earth' in painting with explanation, then we picked meaningful units from paintings. We analyzed the words and frames presented in the paintings using the Semantic Network Analysis. Result are as follows. First, when both groups' (one that took the course vs. the other that did not take it) built their cognitive frames for the 'crisis of the Earth', they reasonably connected areas that are composed of the global environment and they understood that their relation was constantly changing by interacting each other. Second, when configuring a cognitive frame about the 'crisis of the Earth', both groups reflected the characteristics of interrelationship with human activities. In particular, the group that took the course of Earth Science I fully reflected the goal of the curriculum. It is suggested that students recognize the 'crisis of the Earth' not only from a cosmic perspective bot also from the Earth's interior since most of students have strongly connected it to the phenomenon of the Earth's interior rather than the Earth's outward symptoms. In addition, it is recommended that the Earth science curriculum put more emphasis on understanding the importance of problem-solving of the Earth's crisis.