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Yu Lin-song, Liu Hong-bo, Wan Fang, et al. 2021: Geochemical records of the sediments and their significance in Dongping Lake Area, the lower reach of Yellow River , North China. Journal of Groundwater Science and Engineering, 9(2): 140-151. doi: 10.19637/j.cnki.2305-7068.2021.02.006
Citation: Yu Lin-song, Liu Hong-bo, Wan Fang, et al. 2021: Geochemical records of the sediments and their significance in Dongping Lake Area, the lower reach of Yellow River , North China. Journal of Groundwater Science and Engineering, 9(2): 140-151. doi: 10.19637/j.cnki.2305-7068.2021.02.006

Geochemical records of the sediments and their significance in Dongping Lake Area, the lower reach of Yellow River , North China

doi: 10.19637/j.cnki.2305-7068.2021.02.006
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  • Corresponding author: sean_yls@163.com
  • Received Date: 2020-08-24
  • Accepted Date: 2021-04-20
  • Rev Recd Date: 2021-04-20
  • Available Online: 2021-08-04
  • Publish Date: 2021-06-15
  • Dongping Lake area, located in the lower reaches of Yellow River, is an ideal place to study the changes of modern river and lake sedimentary environment. The sediment samples of Dawen River, Yellow River, and Dongping Lake were collected, and the major elements, trace elements and organic matter geochemical composition of the samples were analyzed. Cluster analysis, characteristic element ratio method and graphic method were used to explore the geochemical characteristics of sediments and their environmental implication. The results show that the contents of SiO2, Na2O, TiO2 and Zr in sediments of Dawen River and Yellow River are relatively high, and the contents of iron and manganese oxides, organic matter, CaO, P2O5 and Sr in lake sediments are relatively high. That reveals the differences of sedimentary environments between the rivers and the lake. The contents of Sr and Zr in Dawen River are affected by the rapid migration of clastic materials in the upstream carbonate source area during the flood season; the δCe, ΣREE and REE’s ratios in the sediments of the Yellow River reflect the influence of the Loess source; and the distribution of elements changes along the flow direction during the flood season. The characteristics of pH, element composition and LREE & HREE fractionation of the lake sediments indicate that the sediment source is complex, and the lake environment is affected by the flood season. The study shows that the geochemical content and its variation characteristics of sediments effectively reveal the sedimentary environment, material composition and characteristics of flood season of rivers and the lake in the study area.
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