A Contrast Introduction to Danxia Landforms from a World-wide References for Similar Landforms

  • 1. Guangdong Polytechnic Institute, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510091, China;
    2. Radio and TV University of Guangdong, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510091, China;
    3. School of Geographic and Oceanographic Sci ences, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210093, China;
    4. School of Geography and Planning of Sun Yat-sen(Zhongshan) University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510275, China

Received date: 2010-10-11

  Revised date: 2010-12-23

  Online published: 1997-08-20


The term "Danxia Landform" was first identified and coined in China. Danxia Landform research in China is focused on primary theoretical research, scientific discussions of macro spatial distribution and qualitative description of the classification. New studies have recently been concerning quantitative,visualization and experimental research for Danxia Landform. Other countries do not currently refer to Danxia Landform as a reference for this unique type of landform very frequently, but foreign scholars have abundant research in sandstones, conglomerates, and red beds in micro, experiments, and quantitative areas. For comparisons with national and international research, Danxia Landforms should be applied as a primary example of macro and micro, qualitative and quantitative, theoretical and practical descriptions and analysis. It is instructive to use the term "Danxia Landform" as an acceptable international term when comparing and contrasting with other like landforms around the world.

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OUYANG Jie, ZHU Cheng, PENG Hua . A Contrast Introduction to Danxia Landforms from a World-wide References for Similar Landforms[J]. SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA, 2011 , 31(8) : 996 -1000 . DOI: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2011.08.996


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