Sedimentology, magnetics and chemistry on palaeolake core D100 from the Gobi Desert, supplement to: Wünnemann, Bernd; Hartmann, Kai; Altmann, Norbert; Hambach, Ulrich; Pachur, Hans-Joachim (2006): Interglacial and glacial fingerprints from the Gobi Desert, NW China. In: Sirocko, F, Claussen, M, Litt, T & Sanchez-Goñi, M F(eds.): The climate of past interglacials; Developments in Quaternary Science, Elsevier, Amsterdam


The Gaxun Nur Basin in arid China is tectonically influenced by the left-lateral displacements along the Gobi-Altay and Qilian Shan shear zones, resulting in a large pull-apart basin with strong subsidence in the interior. The up to 300 m thick basin fills consist of fluvio-lacustrine fine-grained deposits mainly transported by river discharges from the Tibetan Plateau. They led to a large depositional area of more than 28,000 qkm in size with presently dry terminal lakes at the outer edges. This vast area serves as a main source for loess transport to south-eastern regions of China (Loess Plateau) caused by the variable winter monsoon.

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Creator Hambach, Ulrich;Hartmann, Kai;Wünnemann, Bernd;Pachur, Hans-Joachim;Altmann, Norbert
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2006
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY)
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Collection of Datasets
Format application/zip
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (42N,101E)