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Volume 7, issue 1
Solid Earth, 7, 191-203, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-7-191-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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Solid Earth, 7, 191-203, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-7-191-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 04 Feb 2016

Research article | 04 Feb 2016

Atmospheric significance of aeolian salts in the sandy deserts of northwestern China

B.-Q. Zhu
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Salt archives in sediments are critical to understanding a number of geochemical processes in the earth surface conditions. This study presents a physical and geochemical survey into aeolian salts in the Chinese deserts to explore their possible climatic implications. The results suggest the aeolian salts are atmospheric origin without local geological limits. It is a latent indicator in onefold depositional environment but not so in diverse conditions. Palaeoenvironmental use should be careful.
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