(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

The history of water salinity in the Pearl River estuary, China, during the Late Quaternary

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZONG Y. (1) ; YU F. (2 4) ; HUANG G. (3) ; LLOYD J.M. (2) ; YIM W.W.-S. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Earth Sciences, Univ., Hong Kong, CHINE
(2) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Durham, ROYAUME-UNI
(3) Inst. of Geography, Guangzhou, CHINE
(4) Earth Observatory, Technological Univ., Nanyang, SINGAPOUR


This paper reconstructed the Late Quaternary salinity history of the Pearl River estuary, China, from diatom records of 4 sedimentary cores. The reconstruction was produced through the application of a diatom–salinity transfer function developed based on 77 modern surface sediment samples collected across the estuary from shallow marine environment to deltaic distributaries. Discussion of the results. In particular, a core from the delta plain shows the effects of sea-level change and deltaic progradation, while cores from the mouth region of the estuary reveal changes of monsoon-driven freshwater discharge


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 35, no10 [pp. 1221-1233]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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