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A Study on the Burial Age of Sediment Deposits of Miho River: Material from the Earth Wall and Floodplain of Jeongbuk

  • Journal of the Association of Korean Geographers
  • Abbr : JAKG
  • 2016, 5(2), pp.121-131
  • Publisher : Association of Korean Geographers
  • Research Area : Social Science > Geography

Kim, Jong-yeon 1 SEONG JEONG YONG 1

1충북대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Depositional environment changes of drainage basin of Geum River during Pleistocene and Holocene have been studied by some researchers. Previous studies classified fluvial terraces along the channel of Miho river by the relative height from the current river channel. The lower terraces of this area supposed to be formed after the last glacial maximum. However, the burial age of fluvial sediments of Miho river have not estimated using numerical method. Samples for age estimation were collected from the Jeongbuk earth wall and adjacent area. The Jeongbuk earth wall is supposed to be constructed on the natural levee of Miho river. Sand layer forms the basis of fluvial depositional layers of the study area. The fluvial gravel layer, can be found from the channel bed, overlain the basal sand layer and are covered by upper sand and finer particle layer. The burial age of upper sand layer and finer particle layer are estimated as 13.65±2.04ka BP and 4ka BP respectively. At the south-east part of the wall three burial ages are estimated from samples of the lowest part (sand; 9ka), middle part (finer particles; 6ka) and the upper part (sandy: 9ka). The soil wedges are found from clay layer at the bottom of south part of the wall and adjacent floodplain area. The burial age of these layer estimated as 17~12ka BP and it is the time global warming after the last glacial maximum. It was reported that precipitation of that period also increased.

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