(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Coastal evolution of Yancheng, northern Jiangsu, China since the mid-Holocene based on the Landsat MSS imagery

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KANG Y. (1) ; XIA F. (2) ; DING X. (5) ; ZHANG C. (1) ; CHEN L. (6) ; GE X. (5) ; GLASS J. (4) ;
(1) College of Harbor, Coastal and Offshore Engineering, Hohai Univ., Nanjing, CHINE
(2) Dept. of Coastal Ocean Science, School of Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences, Univ., Nanjing, CHINE
(4) Dept. of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, CHINE
(5) College of Hydrology and Water Resources, Hohai Univ., Nanjing, CHINE
(6) College of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Hohai Univ., Nanjing, CHINE


This paper, based on the Landsat MSS imagery, focuses on the coastline evolution of Yancheng, northern Jiangsu, China since the mid-Holocene. It shows that most sand and silty sand samples appear on the white stripes, while silt and silty clay samples are on the black stripes. On the basis of ten sets of black-white stripes and previous research results, we divided the progression of Yancheng coastal evolution into three stages (i.e., the early stable stage (6500 a BP-AD 1128), the rapid deposition stage (AD 1128–1855) and the adjustment stage (AD 1855-present)). Ten sets of black-white stripes were identified as the characteristic pattern of the coastline evolution on the Yancheng coastal plain


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2013, vol. 23, no5 [pp. 915-931]

Bibliographic references : 86 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 2 tabl., 1 carte, 2 ill.



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