Anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility and origin of the Chinese loess and its significance to the Quaternary research

Xiu ming Liu*, Tong chun Xu, Dong sheng Liu

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Abstract

Anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility is used in the present study to reveal the depositional fabric on the original (windblown) loess and secondary (redeposited) loess. The two kinds of sediments mentioned above can be distinguished in terms of their susceptibility anisotropy, e.g. anisotropy degree, magnetic foliation and lineation parameters. On this basis the magnetic fabric of the Pliocene red soil underlaying the loess is studied, and compared with the results of a typical residue-deposited red clay in South China. Considering its geological features, the red soil in Xifeng is regarded probably as aeolian in origin also.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-245
Number of pages11
JournalScience in China (Scientia Sinica) Series B
Volume33
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1990
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility
  • loess
  • magnetic fabric
  • paleosol
  • red soil

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