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Constraints from strontium and neodymium isotopic ratios and trace elements on the sources of the sediments in Lake Huguang Maar

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 January 2017

Houyun Zhou*
Affiliation:
School of Geography, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China State Key Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi'an, 710075, China The Earth Dynamic System Research Center, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan, ROC Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, 510640, China
Bo-Shian Wang
Affiliation:
The Earth Dynamic System Research Center, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan, ROC
Huazheng Guan
Affiliation:
Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, 510640, China
Yi-Jen Lai
Affiliation:
The Earth Dynamic System Research Center, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan, ROC
Chen-Feng You
Affiliation:
The Earth Dynamic System Research Center, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan, ROC
Jinlian Wang
Affiliation:
Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey, Ministry of Land and Resources, Guangzhou, 510760, China
Huai-Jen Yang
Affiliation:
The Earth Dynamic System Research Center, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan, ROC
*
Corresponding author. Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. No. 511, Kehua Street, Guangzhou, China, 510640. Fax: +86 20 8529 0130.

E-mail address:hyzhou@gig.ac.cn (H. Zhou).

Abstract

The sediments in Lake Huguang Maar in coastal South China were previously thought to originate mainly from wind-blown dust transported from North China, such that the lake sediments recorded the varying strength of the Asian winter monsoon. An alternative explanation was that the local pyroclastic rocks supplied the lake sediments, but the actual contributions from the different sources remained unclear. Geochemical analyses including 87Sr/86Sr and 143Nd/144Nd and trace elements support the local pyroclastic rock as the dominant source: <22% of the total Sr in the lake sediments and ∼ 17% of the Nd arises from the distant source. Nb/Ta and Zr/Hf for the lake sediments are identical to those for the local rock but differ from the ratios for the wind-blown dust, and chondrite-normalized rare earth element patterns for the lake sediments are similar to those for the local rock and soil, but differ from those for the distant source. The sediments in Lake Huguang Maar are probably input into the lake through runoff and thus controlled by the hydrology of the lake. Wind-blown dust transported by the Asian winter monsoon from arid North China is only a minor contribution to the sediments.

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