Journal of East China Normal University(Natural Sc ›› 2011, Vol. 2011 ›› Issue (2): 99-107,.

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Magnetic properties of sediments from the major tributaries of the Jialing River and their implications for provenance identification

LUO Yi1, ZHANG Wei-guo1, LIU Ying1, LIU Yuan2   

  1. 1. State Key Laoratory of Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China; 2. School of Resources and Environment Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
  • Received:2010-03-01 Revised:2010-06-01 Online:2011-03-25 Published:2011-03-25
  • Contact: ZHANG Wei-guo

Abstract: Magnetic measurements and particle size analysis were carried out on samples collected from the tributaries in summer of 2009, with the purpose to recognize the difference in magnetic properties among them. The results indicate that the magnetic properties of the sediments are dominated by both magnetite and hematite, which reflects the fluvial input from Mesozoic red beds widely distributed in Sichuan Basin. Sediments from the main stream of Jialing River are characterized by higher proportions of magnetite due to loess input in the upper reach. A combination of magnetic parameters of χ, SIRM and S-300 can discriminate the sediments from the three tributaries very well.

Key words: particle size, sediment provenance, Jialing River, magnetic properties, particle size, sediment provenance, Jialing River

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