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Research on environmental geology discussed by T. Zihua and co-researchers
October 20th, 2009
"Holocene environmental history in the Tarim Basin and the Taklimakan Desert is known mainly from isolated eolian and lacustrine deposits and remain puzzling. Here we present an adequately preserved loess section, covering the past 5000 years, at a highland (2,850 m a.s.l) on the northern slope of Kunlun Mountains," scientists in Beijing, People's Republic of China report.
"Pollen preserved in the section reveal a drying trend with significant moisture fluctuations around 3000-2600 cal yr BP and 1800 cal yr BP at the study site. Comparing the pollen, grain size from the same section provides a different scene occurred in the Tarim basin and the Taklimakan desert....
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Source: China Business Newsweekly (2009-10-20)