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Advances in Earth Science  2017, Vol. 32 Issue (7): 707-715    DOI: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2017.07.0707
The Tectonic Uplift and Its Environmental Effects of the Qinling Mountains During the Cenozoic Era: Progress and Problems
Wang Bin1, Chang Hong2, Duan Keqin1
1.National Demonstration Center for Experimental Geography Education, School of Geography and Tourism, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an 710119, China;
2.State Key Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi’an 710061, China
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Abstract  The Qinling Orogen, a majestic high mountain, is located in the center of China mainland. Qinling Mountains is nearly 2 500 km from the west to the east. It holds a very prominent role not only in the geological but also in the geographical study. In geology, it was built through collision between the North China and South China Blocks. It became the backbone of the tectonic framework of China mainland. In the other way, Qinling is the geographical boundaries in ecological and cultural environment between the northern and the southern China. Many previous studies have dealt with the tectonic system dynamics and structural evolution of Qinling, but most work has focused on the tectonic evolution of the Qinling from the Paleozoic to the Mesozoic. However, the Cenozoic tectonic uplift evolution of Qinling has caused less attention, and little research has been done on the environmental effect of Qinling. And there are still debates about these two questions. The purpose of this paper was to provide an overview of the current studies about the Cenozoic tectonic uplift and its environmental effects of the Qinling Mountains. Finally, this paper pointed out the existing research achievements and the problems to be solved in future research.
Key words:  Tectonic uplift      Environmental effects.      Qinling Mountains      Cenozoic     
Received:  28 February 2017      Published:  20 July 2017
ZTFLH:  P546  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China “Cenozoic of the southern Weihe Basin: Revising the Cenozoic chronostratigraphy and provenance analysis”(No.41602182); The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities “Detrital zircon and provenance analysis of the Late Miocene Bahe Formation, Weihe Basin”(No.GK201603074)
About author:  Wang Bin(1984-),male,Shangluo City,Shaanxi Province,Assistant Professor. Research areas include Earth surface processes and global
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Wang Bin, Chang Hong, Duan Keqin. The Tectonic Uplift and Its Environmental Effects of the Qinling Mountains During the Cenozoic Era: Progress and Problems. Advances in Earth Science, 2017, 32(7): 707-715.

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