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Evidence Shows Dust And Sand Deposits In China Are Controlled By Rivers
2013-10-15 06:56:34

Royal Holloway, University of London New research published today in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews has found the first evidence that large rivers control desert sands and dust in Northern China. Northern China holds some of the world's most significant wind-blown dust deposits, known as loess. The origin of this loess-forming dust and its relationship to sand has previously been the subject of considerable debate. The team of researchers led by Royal Holloway University,...

2011-11-14 23:23:14

Results should improve climate modeling Geologists have long thought the loess–or fine silt–that accumulated on the Chinese Loess Plateau was carried on winds from desert regions to the northwest over the past 2.6 million years. New research indicates the loess may actually have come from due west, which would change conventional thinking about wind patterns during that period. A team of geologists from the U.S. and China–led by the University of...

2008-07-07 09:00:32

Agriculture researcher carries first torch in China's "Green Silicon Valley" By sportswriter Zhang Rongfeng YANGLING, Northwest China, July 3 (Xinhua) -- China's agriculture researcher Shan Lun carried the first torch in Yangling, China's "Green Silicon Valley", in Thursday's Olympic torch relay. The 76-year-old Shan is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, a renowned scientist in crop physiology and ecology, a doctoral supervisor and specially-invited professor....

2008-06-16 12:00:29

Loess collapse caused China landslide that killed 19: official LISHI, Shanxi, June 14 (Xinhua) -- A loess collapse caused a landslide in north China's Shanxi Province that killed 19 workers in a brick factory, a local official said on Saturday. The loose soil, steep slope and villagers watering trees on the slope contributed to the loess collapse, an official with the Shanxi Provincial Land and Resources Department said. The landslide occurred at about 10:20 a.m. Friday, destroying...


Latest Loess Reference Libraries

Columbia Plateau
2013-04-19 16:35:47

The Columbia Plateau ecoregion is a Level III ecoregion designed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington, with little areas over the Washington state border in Idaho. This ecoregion stretches across a wide swath of the Columbia River Basin from the Dalles, Oregon to Lewiston, Idaho to Okanogan, Washington near the Canadian border. It incorporates nearly 500 miles of the Columbia River, as well as the lower reaches of major tributaries....

Palouse
2013-04-02 16:32:59

The Palouse is a region of the northwestern United States, encompassing portions of southeastern Washington, north-central Idaho and, defined by some, extending south into northeast Oregon. It's a major agricultural area, predominantly producing wheat and legumes. Located about 160 miles north of the Oregon Trail, the region experienced rapid growth in the late 19th century, and at one time, the population of the Palouse exceeded even that of the Puget Sound area as the most populous region...

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