Desert Dust: Origin, Characteristics, and Effect on Man
The dust fall in Beijing, China on April 18, 1980
Published:January 01, 1981
LIU TUNG SHENG, GU XIONG FEI, AN ZHI SHENG, FAN YONG XIANG, 1981. "The dust fall in Beijing, China on April 18, 1980", Desert Dust: Origin, Characteristics, and Effect on Man, Troy L. Péwé
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The granulometrical and mineralogical studies of the fallen dust collected at Beijing during dust-haze weather on April 18, 1980, show that it resembles the typical Pleistocene loess of China in composition and texture. The fallen dust is mainly composed of silt-size grains as are those of the loess. Quartz, feldspar, and carbonates constitute more than 90% of the total amount of the fallen dust, and they are subangular to subrounded. These characteristics of mineral grains of the fallen dust show evidently that it is an up-to-date loess.
Meteorological study indicates that this loess was transported to Beijing by a sand...