Chinese Geographical Science

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 83–94 | Cite as

Salt lakes on the Inner Mongolian Plateau of China

  • Zheng Xiyu 


Salt lakes, the main source of trona resources in China, are widely distributed on the Inner Mongolian Plateau. Their characteristics are large in number, various in type, and short in salt-forming stage, especially their considerable number is well-known at home and abroad. The paper discusses the physical constituents, hydrochemical features, classification, formation, evolution, and salt-forming regularities of salt lakes through analyzing their distribution, lacustrine deposits and salt-forming conditions.

Key words

salt lakes the Inner Mongolian Plateau 


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© Science Press 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zheng Xiyu 
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Salt LakesAcademia SinicaXiningPRC

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