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Sand drift encroachment in the Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes District and its control
Qu, JJ; Gong, GG; Wen, ZX; Zhang, WM; Hu, SX
1997-04-01
Source PublicationSCIENCE IN CHINA SERIES D-EARTH SCIENCES
ISSN1006-9313
Volume40Issue:2Pages:197-206
Corresponding AuthorQu, JJ()
AbstractAnalysis on sand drift damages to the Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes showed that the actual sand drift hazards in the area are mainly attributed to the gobi wind-sand stream formed by sand coming from the Mingsha Mountain (megadune), while the migration of the megadune and its frontal edge dunes is actually not a major threat to the grottoes. The gobi belt on the cliff top of the Mogao Grottoes is not only a natural sand transport field but also a natural protective screen which prevents the megadune and its frontal edge dunes from advancing towards the grottoes or burying the grottoes. Therefore efforts to protect the Mogao Grottoes should be focussed on halting the gobi wind-sand stream rather than on checking the migration of sand dunes. For this reason, effective sand blockade and stabilization measures should be adopted at the frontal edge of the megadune but no sand retarding works are allowed to be set up in the gobi belt so as to avoid sand accumulation and entering the grottoes.
KeywordMogao Grottoes gobi wind-sand stream sand dune migration
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaGeology
WOS SubjectGeosciences, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:A1997WQ08600011
PublisherSCIENCE CHINA PRESS
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/56702
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorQu, JJ
AffiliationCHINESE ACAD SCI,INST GEOG,BEIJING 100101,PEOPLES R CHINA
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Qu, JJ,Gong, GG,Wen, ZX,et al. Sand drift encroachment in the Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes District and its control[J]. SCIENCE IN CHINA SERIES D-EARTH SCIENCES,1997,40(2):197-206.
APA Qu, JJ,Gong, GG,Wen, ZX,Zhang, WM,&Hu, SX.(1997).Sand drift encroachment in the Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes District and its control.SCIENCE IN CHINA SERIES D-EARTH SCIENCES,40(2),197-206.
MLA Qu, JJ,et al."Sand drift encroachment in the Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes District and its control".SCIENCE IN CHINA SERIES D-EARTH SCIENCES 40.2(1997):197-206.
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