(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Positive and negative terrains on northern Shaanxi Loes Plateau

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHOU Y. (1) ; TANG G. (1) ; YANG X. (1) ; XIAO C. (2) ; ZHANG Y. (3) ; LUO M. (4) ;
(1) Key lab. of Virtual Geographic Environment of Ministry of Edication, Normal Univ., Nanjing, CHINE
(2) Inst. of RS and GIS, Peking Univ., Beijing, CHINE
(3) School of Foreign Languages, Central South Univ., Changsha, CHINE
(4) College of Land and Resources, China West Normal Univ., Nanchong, CHINE


The Loess positive and negative terrains (P-N terrains), which are widely distributed on the Loess Plateau, are discussed by introducing its characteristic, demarcation as well as extraction method from high-resolution Digital Elevation Models. P-N terrains of 48 geomorphological units in different parts of Shaanxi Loess Plateau are extracted accurately. Then 6 indicators for depicting the geomorphologic landscape and spatial configuration characteristic of P-N terrains are proposed. A continuous change of P-N terrains from south to north in Shaanxi Loess Plateau shows an obvious spatial difference of Loess landforms. The P-N terrains participant landform classification method increases validity of the result, especially in the Loess tableland, Loess tableland-ridge and the Loess low-hill area


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2010, vol. 20, no1 [pp. 64-76]

Bibliographic references : 40 ref.

Collation : 7 fig., 4 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s11442-010-0064-6

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