The Coastal Zone Loess of the Liaodong Peninsula, Liaoning Province
Li Peiying;Cheng Zhenbo;Lu Houyuan;Liu Guohai First Institute of Oceanography, SOA, Qingdao, Shandong Liaoning Teachers University, Dalian, Liaoning Liu Linqun
This Paper discusses the origin of the Coastal Zone Loess on the Liaodong Peninsula, Liaoning Province.The loess is composed mainly of proximal materials transported by low-altitude air flow and less commonly ofinland distal materials carried by high-altitude air flow. The main provenance is the Liaodong Bay. When thesea level declined during glacial period, the bottoms of the Liaodong Bay and Bohai Sea emerged, wheredesertization occurred. As a result, submarine sediments were transported by strong northwesterly winds to theeastern coastal zone of the peninsula and deposited there. These materials mixed with the windblown dust car-ried by atmospheric circulation from the interior of the continent, forming the loess.