South China Sea fluvial sediments: An introduction Preface.

Liu, Zhifei and Stattegger, Karl (2014) South China Sea fluvial sediments: An introduction Preface. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 79 . pp. 507-508. DOI 10.1016/j.jseaes.2013.11.003.

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The South China Sea offers a special research opportunity for Earth scientists because of its location and its well-preserved terrigenous sediments (Wang and Li, 2009). As the largest one of the marginal seas separating Asia from the Pacific, the South China Sea functions as a natural laboratory for study of land-sea interactions, because of its unique source-to-sink record of fluvial sediments. The South China Sea receives more than 600 million tons of detrital sediments annually from numerous rivers, including world’s largest rivers, such as the Pearl, the Red, and the Mekong (Fig. 1).

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: Times Cited: 1 SI A 0 1
Research affiliation: Kiel University
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1016/j.jseaes.2013.11.003
ISSN: 1367-9120
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2015 12:32
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 19:51

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