Advances in Earth Science ›› 2010, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (9): 927-933. doi: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2010.09.0927

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 Progress of Tracing Paleo-geomagnetic Field from Cosmogenic Nuclide 10Be in Loess of China

Zhao Guoqing 1,2,3, Zhou Weijian 1,2,4, Wu Zhenkun 1,2, Xian Feng 1,2,Kong Xianghui 1,2,3,Zhang Li 1,2,3   

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Science, Xi′an 710075, China;
    2. Xi′an Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Center, Xi′an 710061, China;
    3. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China;
    4. Xi′an Jiaotong University, Xi′an 710049, China
  • Received:2010-03-03 Revised:2010-07-26 Online:2010-09-10 Published:2010-09-10

Zhao Guoqing, Zhou Weijian, Wu Zhenkun, Xian Feng,Kong Xianghui,Zhang Li.  Progress of Tracing Paleo-geomagnetic Field from Cosmogenic Nuclide 10Be in Loess of China[J]. Advances in Earth Science, 2010, 25(9): 927-933.

The study of the paleo-geomagnetic tracing using cosmogenic nuclide 10Be derived from the marine and ice core sediments has been widely applied. However, limited by the complexity of loess sources and the process of depositing, the investigation of 10Be in Chinese loess lags behind until mathematical methods were established recent years. The research status of 10Be in Chinese loess is introduced. Three new methods for tracing paleo-geomagnetic field variability are focused: The separation method of established Last Glacial Maximum, the remanence coercivity analysis model and the “mean value concept” method, which were established to separate climate effects from geomagnetic modulation effects on loess 10Be concentration. The establishment of mathematical methods have resolved the key problem of tracing paleo-geomagnetic field from 10Be in loess of China.

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