Journal of Marine Sciences ›› 2016, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (2): 25-34.DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1001-909X.2016.02.004

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Deposition of modern flooding events indicated by 210Pbexc and 137Cs records from salt marsh of the Duliujian River, Tianjin

YANG Biao1,2, WANG Fu*1,3,4, TIAN Li-zhu1,3, CHEN Yong-sheng1,3, JIANG Xing-yu1,3, WANG Hong1,3, HU Ke2, FANG Jing5, LI Jian-fen1,3, SHANG Zhi-wen1,3   

  1. 1. Tianjin Centre of Geological Survey, China Geological Survey, Tianjin 300170, China;
    2. School of Ocean Sciences, China University of Geosciences, Beijing 100083, China;
    3. Key Laboratory of Muddy Coast Geo-environment, China Geological Survey, Tianjin 300170, China;
    4. Young Sediments Dating Laboratory, Tianjin Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources, Tianjin 300170, China;
    5. College of Urban and Environmental Science, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin 300387, China
  • Received:2016-02-24 Revised:2016-03-27 Online:2016-06-15 Published:2022-11-24

Abstract: Sediment samples were collected from two sites in the artificial channel salt marsh of the Duliujian River, through continuous sampling along the side wall of artificial dig pits. The chronology was developed using 210Pb and 137Cs dating methods, and grain size, foraminifera and hydrologic data were used to study the deposition of modern flooding events. The results show that 210Pbexc activities are obviously lower in 3~6 cm and 10~14 cm layers, corresponding to the main peak and minor peak of 137Cs. In addition, comparing with the adjacent layers, these two layers show coarse-grained, poorly sorted, low foraminiferal abundance and high foraminiferal brokenness percentage. The results of 210Pb dating show that the main peaks of 137Cs was 1963, corresponding to the global 137Cs fallout well; however, the minor peaks was not 1986, so it was not caused by the accident of the Chernobyl Reactor. The hydrological data show that there were two flood events in 1963 and 1996 in this area. Therefore, it can be concluded that these two special layers of S4 and S5 sites were caused by the flood events. It is indicated that multi indexes can help to reconstruct flood deposition, which also can help to find disasters and climate events in geological periods, and to provide scientific data for disaster prevention and future plan.

Key words: flood deposit, 210Pb, 137Cs, grain size, foraminifera, Bohai Bay

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