Late Quaternary evolution of the sub-aqueous Yangtze Delta, China: sedimentation, stratigraphy, palynology, and deformation

  title={Late Quaternary evolution of the sub-aqueous Yangtze Delta, China: sedimentation, stratigraphy, palynology, and deformation},
  author={Zhongyuan Chen and Baoping Song and Zhanghu Wang and Yongli Cai},
  journal={Marine Geology},
Abstract Four sediment belts (A–D) of the Yangtze sub-aqueous delta are defined from the sea-bottom sediment distribution. Belt A, delta front fine sand and silt, with trough cross stratification; Belt B, prodelta silty clay and clayey silt, with abundant burrowing and rich in organic matter; Belt C, prodelta to continental shelf sand–silt–clay, with thin layers of sand and clay interbedded; and Belt D, late Pleistocene relict sands (medium to fine grained), mixed with shell fragments. The late… Expand
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