Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

, Volume 34, Issue 5, pp 1097–1105 | Cite as

The bounding-surfaces record of a barrier spit from Huangqihai Lake, North China: implications for coastal barrier boundary hierarchy

  • Xin Shan (单新)
  • Xinghe Yu (于兴河)
  • Peter D. Clift
  • Tianyi Wang (王天意)
  • Chengpeng Tan (谭程鹏)
  • Lina Jin (金丽娜)


Ground-penetrating radar and trenching studies of a barrier spit on the north shore of Huangqihai Lake were made, that reveal important implications for the coastal washover barrier boundary hierarchy and interpretations of this depositional record. A four-fold hierarchy bounding-surface model, representing different levels of impact and genesis, is defined. Each level of the hierarchy is enclosed by a distinct kind of surface characterized by different ground-penetrating radar reflection features, sedimentary characteristics (color, grain size, sorting, rounding and sedimentary structures) and origin. We suggest that this hierarchical model can be applied to any coastal washover barrier deposits.


coastal barrier boundary hierarchy washover deposits ground-penetrating radar bounding surface Huangqihai Lake 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xin Shan (单新)
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xinghe Yu (于兴河)
    • 1
  • Peter D. Clift
    • 2
  • Tianyi Wang (王天意)
    • 3
  • Chengpeng Tan (谭程鹏)
    • 1
  • Lina Jin (金丽娜)
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Energy ResourcesChina University of Geosciences (Beijing)BeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Geology and GeophysicsLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  3. 3.School of Geophysics and Geoinformation TechnologyChina University of Geosciences (Beijing)BeijingChina

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