THE ANISOTROPY OF LOESS MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY IN THE NORTHEASTERN FRINGE OF QINGHAI XIZANG PLATEAU AS AN INDICATOR OF PALAEOWIND DIRECTION
- Publish Date: 1998-03-20
- anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility /
- palaeo wind direction /
- uplift of the Qinghai Xizang Plateau
Abstract: Estimates of the palaeo subaerial wind direction were studied systematically for the first time by using the anisotropy of loess magnetic susceptibility (AMS) measurements in the northwestern China. One hundred and forty undisturbed oriented aeolian loess samples were collected from Lanzhou, Linxia and Wudu areas for AMS measurements, which indicated the subaerial wind directions were not the same while the loess deposited. From the Early Pleistocene to Middle Pleistocene till Late Pleistocene, the wind direction experienced an anticlockwise rotation in the studied area. We suggested this change was related to the uplift of the Qinghai Xizang Plateau and the adjustment of current and landform effects.
|Citation:||Wang Jianli. THE ANISOTROPY OF LOESS MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY IN THE NORTHEASTERN FRINGE OF QINGHAI XIZANG PLATEAU AS AN INDICATOR OF PALAEOWIND DIRECTION[J]. Chinese Geographical Science, 1998, 8(1): 85-90.|