Horizontal slices and latitude sections of the 3-D lithospheric model of the North China Craton inverted with magnetotelluric array data

Published: 22 February 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/7wx7fdzvtx.1
Gaofeng ye


To map the resistivity structure and discuss the destruction of the North China Craton, we inverted 870 stations of magnetotelluric (MT) array data in a period range of 0.01~10,000 s using ModEM. These data were collected from 2010 to 2012 by China University of Geosciences Beijing. MTU-5A and Lemi-417 instruments were used to collect broadband and long-period data, respectively. Broadband and long-period Data were processed using SSMT2000 and Varentsov’s code, respectively, giving the broadband data a period range of 0.003 ~ 5,000 s and the long-period data a period range of 10 ~ 10,000 s. The folder “./ Coordinates” contains two files: “All stations.txt”, coordinates of all inverted MT stations in Longitude/Latitude format; “LMT.txt”, coordinates of all inverted long-period MT stations. The folder “./ Latitude Sections” contains resistivity sections cut from the 3-D resistivity model along latitudes in X(km)/Y(km)/Log10(rho) format. The folder “./ Horizontal Slices” contains horizontal resistivity slices cut from the 3-D resistivity model at some depths in Longitude/Latitude/Log10(rho) format.



China University of Geosciences Beijing


Electrical Resistivity, Magnetotellurics, Continental Lithosphere