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Environmental significance of RSL in ancient city wall: historical desertification of Ordos Plateau, Northern China
Huang, Yinzhou1; Wang, Nai-ang1; He, Tonghui1,2; Chen, Hongyi1; Feng, Wenyong1,3; Long, Hao1,4
2009-03-01
Source PublicationCLIMATIC CHANGE
Volume93Issue:1-2Pages:55-67
SubtypeArticle
AbstractScholars in China have long debated whether the desertification during the past two millennia of the Ordos Plateau was caused primarily by climatic or anthropogenic factors. Focusing on the ancient cities of the Ordos Plateau, and especially on the discovery of Rammed Sand Layer (RSL) in the city wall which proved to be from sand dunes by grain size and scan electron microscope analysis, this study combined the use of historical records and methods of environmental archaeology to clarify the history of the deserts on the Ordos Plateau. The results indicated that some of the ancient cities were built originally in the desert, thus failing to represent a good condition of landscape. Therefore, abandonment of these cities cannot be simply attributed to anthropogenic desertification.
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Life Sciences & Biomedicine ; Physical Sciences
WOS KeywordCLIMATE-CHANGE ; LOESS ; BP
Indexed BySCI ; AHCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000263523300004
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.isl.ac.cn/handle/363002/5887
Collection青海盐湖研究所知识仓储
Affiliation1.Lanzhou Univ, Coll Earth & Environm Sci, Lanzhou 730000, Peoples R China
2.Ningxia Univ, Coll Resource & Environm, Yinchuan 750021, Peoples R China
3.Xinzhou Teachers Univ, Dept Geog, Xinzhou 034000, Peoples R China
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Qinghai Inst Salt Lakes, Xining 810000, Peoples R China
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Huang, Yinzhou,Wang, Nai-ang,He, Tonghui,et al. Environmental significance of RSL in ancient city wall: historical desertification of Ordos Plateau, Northern China[J]. CLIMATIC CHANGE,2009,93(1-2):55-67.
APA Huang, Yinzhou,Wang, Nai-ang,He, Tonghui,Chen, Hongyi,Feng, Wenyong,&Long, Hao.(2009).Environmental significance of RSL in ancient city wall: historical desertification of Ordos Plateau, Northern China.CLIMATIC CHANGE,93(1-2),55-67.
MLA Huang, Yinzhou,et al."Environmental significance of RSL in ancient city wall: historical desertification of Ordos Plateau, Northern China".CLIMATIC CHANGE 93.1-2(2009):55-67.
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