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Ping Kong, Yong Zheng and Marc W. Caffee Provenance and time constraints on the formation of the first bend of the Yangtze River Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 13

Version of Record online: 28 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012GC004140

Key Points

  • Fluvial sands found from Tongdian to Nanjian are left by the paleo-Yangtze River
  • Formation of the first bend of the Yangtze River occurred within the last 1.7 Ma
  • Rerouting of the Yangtze River resulted from activation of the Dali fault system

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