Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Research article
02 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 02 Mar 2022

Crustal structure of the Volgo–Uralian subcraton revealed by inverse and forward gravity modelling

Igor Ognev, Jörg Ebbing, and Peter Haas

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We present a new 3D crustal model of Volgo–Uralia, an eastern segment of the East European craton. We built this model by processing the satellite gravity data and using prior crustal thickness estimation from regional seismic studies to constrain the results. The modelling revealed a high-density body on the top of the mantle and otherwise reflected the main known features of the Volgo–Uralian crustal architecture. We plan to use the obtained model for further geothermal analysis of the region.