Rates of dust deposition between 50 ka and 20 ka revealed by OSL dating at Yuanbao on the Chinese Loess Plateau

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dc.contributor.author Lai, ZhongPing
dc.contributor.author Wintle, Ann G.
dc.contributor.author Thomas, D. S. G.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-04T14:23:01Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-04T14:23:01Z
dc.date.issued 2007-05
dc.identifier.citation Lai , Z , Wintle , A G & Thomas , D S G 2007 , ' Rates of dust deposition between 50 ka and 20 ka revealed by OSL dating at Yuanbao on the Chinese Loess Plateau ' Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology , vol 248 , no. 3-4 , pp. 3-4 . en
dc.identifier.issn 0031-0182
dc.identifier.other PURE: 156027
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/6040
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/6040
dc.description Lai ZP, Wintle AG, Thomas DSG. (2007). Rates of dust deposition between 50 ka and 20 ka revealed by OSL dating at Yuanbao on the Chinese Loess Plateau. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 248 (3-4), 431-439. Sponsorship: Oxford University - Clarendon Scholarship en
dc.description.abstract A new chronology has been constructed for an 18-m section of Malan Loess at Yuanbao, near Linxia, on the western edge of the Chinese Loess Plateau. The chronology has been obtained using the optically stimulated luminescence signal from coarse silt-sized grains of quartz extracted from eighteen samples collected at approximately 1-m intervals down the section. In the upper 9 m, the dust deposition rate was 1.11 m/ka, covering the time period from 26.1 ± 1.9 ka to 17.5 ± 1.2 ka and there is no evidence of hiatus at this scale of analysis. At greater depths, the average rate of dust deposition is lower, although there was a short period of higher deposition between 37 ka and 34 ka. No large breaks (> 5 ka) in deposition were deduced from the OSL ages for the lower part of the loess section dating from 51.2 ± 4.6 ka to 30.0 ± 2.5 ka. The age of the boundary at 9.1 m, between the more uniformly deposited upper loess and the lower loess is compared to the age of the transition in the marine record between Marine Isotope Stages 3 and 2. The chronological information at Yuanbao is also used to challenge the previous use at this section of an age model based on changes in grain size. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology en
dc.subject Chinese loess en
dc.subject OSL dating en
dc.subject Dust deposition en
dc.subject Boundary of MIS 2 and 3 en
dc.title Rates of dust deposition between 50 ka and 20 ka revealed by OSL dating at Yuanbao on the Chinese Loess Plateau en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2006.12.013
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution Quaternary Environmental Change Group en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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