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The timing of the development of strath terraces with respect to climatic variability remains equivocal. Previous studies attribute strath-terrace formation to glacial or interglacial climates or to variations in sediment and water fluxes that cause lateral erosion followed by vertical incision. A chronology of strath-terrace formation spanning ;900 k.y.(More)
Fifty-six riverbed surface sediment (RSS) samples were collected along the Ningxia-Inner Mongolian reaches of the Yellow River (NIMYR). These samples were analyzed to determine their heavy metal concentrations (Co, Cr, Ni, Cu, V and Zn), grain sizes, sediment sources and the causes of their heavy metal contamination. The cumulative distribution functions of(More)
One hundred and eleven riverbed surface sediment (RSS) samples were collected to determine the heavy metal concentration throughout the Inner Mongolia reach of the Yellow River (IMYR), which has been subjected to rapid economic and industrial development over the past several decades. Comprehensive analysis of heavy metal contamination, including the(More)
Younger Dryas has global significance and has been recorded clearly in different locations in the Northern Hemisphere. In contrast to Younger Dryas, there was also another abrupt climatic event during the transition period form last interglacial to last glacial (MIS 5a/4) in the loess’ records of China (S1/L1). After analyzing two loess sections, a nearly 2(More)
Surface sediment samples concurrently collected in the catchment of the Ningxia-Inner Mongolian reach of Yellow River (NIMYR) were analyzed to determine the phosphorus and correlated physiochemical properties of sediments. Samples were obtained from three main areas: the riverbed surface sediment (RSS), the floodplain surface sediment (FSS) and the desert(More)
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