(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Sequences and genesis of the Yellow River terraces from Sanmen Gorge to Kouma

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SU H. (1) ; WANG J. (2) ; PAN B. (3) ; MING Q. (1) ; LI Q. (3) ;
(1) College of Tourism and Geography Sciences, Yunnan Normal Univ., Kunming, CHINE
(2) College of Resource, Environment and Tourism, Capital Normal Univ., Beijing, CHINE
(3) College of Resource and Environment, Univ., Lanzhou, CHINE


Based on field landscape investigations, thermoluminescence (TL), magnetostratigraphy and loess-paleosol sequence, the AA. found that there are at least 4 Yellow River terraces in Yuxi Fault-Uplift (from Sanmen Gorge to Mengjin) and at least 3 Yellow River terraces in Huabei Fault Depression (from Mengjin to Kouma). All the terraces have a similar structure that several meters of paleosols directly develop on the top of fluvial silt. It shows that the Yellow River incised and consequently abandoned floodplain converted to terrace during the interglacial period. Therefore, there may be a link between the formation of terraces and glacial-interglacial climatic cycles. However, the differences in the Yellow River terrace sequences and ages between Yuxi Fault-Uplift and Huabei Fault Depression indicate that the surface uplift should play an important role in the formation of these terraces


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2009, vol. 19, no3 [pp. 351-358]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 1 tabl.



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