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Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 329–336 | Cite as

Environmental evolution of Zoigê Basin since 900 kaB.P. and comparison study with Loess Plateau

  • Sumin Wang
  • Bin Xue
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Abstract

The Zoige Basin is located in the eastern margin of the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, in which two cores, RH and RM, have been drilled, with the depths of 120 m and 310 m respectively. The former with the bottom age of 826 kaB. P. has been divided into 21 stages according to the multi-proxy analysis, which could be basically compared with the oxygen isotope record of deep-sea core. The palaeoclimatic and palaeoenvironmental process of the Zoigê Basin over the past 900 kaB. P. is reconstructed, and the comparison of core RH with the Luochuan Loess record is made.

Keywords

Zoigê Basin environmental evolution comparison study Loess Plateau 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sumin Wang
    • 1
  • Bin Xue
    • 1
  1. 1.Lake Scdirnent and Environment Laboratory, Nanjing Institute of Geography and LimnologyChinese Academy of SciencesNanjingChina

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