(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Evolution of sedimentary environments of the middle Jiangsu coast, South Yellow Sea since late MIS 3

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

XIA F. (1) ; ZHANG Y. (2) ; WANG Q. (4) ; YIN Y. (1) ; WEGMANN K.W. (3) ; LIU J.P. (3) ;
(1) Dept. of Coastal Ocean Science, School of Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences, Univ., Nanjing, CHINE
(2) The Key Laboratory of Coastal and Island Development, Ministry of Education, Univ., Nanjing, CHINE
(3) Dept. of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, CHINE
(4) Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources, China Geological Survey Bureau, Tianjin, CHINE


This article analyses the evolution of sedimentary environments of the middle Jiangsu coast, South Yellow sea since late Marine Isotope Stage 3. The results first show the tidal sand ridges began to develop during the postglacial transgression as sea-level rise covered the middle Jiangsu coast at ca. 9.0 cal ka BP. The paleo-Xiyang tidal channel that was determined by the paleo-tidal current field and significantly different from the modern one, was in existence during the Holocene transgressive maxima and lasted until AD 1128. Following the capture of the Huaihe River in AD 1128 by the Yellow River, the paleo-Xiyang tidal channel was infilled with a large amount of river-derived sediments from AD 1128 to 1855, causing the emergence of some of the previously submerged tidal sand ridges. From AD 1855 to the present, the infilled paleo-Xiyang tidal channel has undergone scouring, resulting in its modern form. The modern Xiyang tidal channel continues to widen and deepen, due both to strong tidal current scouring and anthropogenic activities


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2013, vol. 23, no5 [pp. 883-914]

Bibliographic references : 105 ref.

Collation : 12 fig., 2 tabl., 1 carte



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