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Sediment sources and their contribution along northern coast of the South China Sea: Evidence from clay minerals of surface sediments
Liu, JG; Yan, W; Chen, Z; Lu, J; wyan@scsio.ac.cn
2012
Source PublicationCONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH
ISSN0278-4343
Volume47Pages:156-164
AbstractClay minerals of surface sediment samples from nine bays/harbors along northern coast of the South China Sea (SCS) are used for sediment sources and contribution estimation in the study areas. Results reveal that sediments in the study bays/harbors seem to be a mixture of sediments from the Pearl, Hanjiang River and local islands/rivers, but their clay mineral assemblage is distinct from that of Luzon and Taiwan sediments, indicating that sediments are derived mainly from the neighboring sources through riverine input and partly from localized sediments. Due to input of local sediments in the northern SCS, sediments from both east of the Leizhou Peninsula (Area IV) and next to the Pearl River estuary (PRE, Area II) have high smectite percent. Affected by riverine input of the Pearl and Hanjiang Rivers, sediments in west of the PRE (Area III) and east of the PRE (Area I) have high illite (average 47%) and kaolinite (54%) percents, respectively. Sediment contributions of various major sources to the study areas are estimated as the following: (1) the Hanjiang River provide 95% and 84% sediments in Areas I and II, respectively, (2) the Pearl River supply 79% and 29% sediments in Areas III and IV, respectively and (3) local sediments contribute the rest and reach the maximum (similar to 71%) in Area IV. (c) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department[Liu, Jianguo; Yan, Wen; Chen, Zhong; Lu, Jun] Chinese Acad Sci, S China Sea Inst Oceanol, Key Lab Marginal Sea Geol, Guangzhou 510301, Guangdong, Peoples R China
KeywordSediment Sources Contribution Estimation Surface Sediments Clay Minerals Bays/harbors South China Sea
Subject AreaOceanography
Language英语
Funding Project海洋地质
WOS IDWOS:000310403800015
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.scsio.ac.cn/handle/344004/10309
Collection中科院边缘海地质重点实验室
Corresponding Authorwyan@scsio.ac.cn
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Liu, JG,Yan, W,Chen, Z,et al. Sediment sources and their contribution along northern coast of the South China Sea: Evidence from clay minerals of surface sediments[J]. CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH,2012,47:156-164.
APA Liu, JG,Yan, W,Chen, Z,Lu, J,&wyan@scsio.ac.cn.(2012).Sediment sources and their contribution along northern coast of the South China Sea: Evidence from clay minerals of surface sediments.CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH,47,156-164.
MLA Liu, JG,et al."Sediment sources and their contribution along northern coast of the South China Sea: Evidence from clay minerals of surface sediments".CONTINENTAL SHELF RESEARCH 47(2012):156-164.
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