Table of Content

    20 January 2015, Volume 35 Issue 1 Previous Issue    Next Issue
    Orginal Article
    Academic Thought and Technical Progress of Monitoring and Early-warning of the National Resources and Environment Carrying Capacity (V 2014)
    Jie FAN, Ya-fei WANG, Qing TANG, Kan ZHOU
    2015, 35 (1):  1-10.  doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2015.01.1
    Abstract ( )   HTML ( )   PDF (549KB) ( )   Save

    It is an innovative work of comprehensive deepening reforms of China to establish the mechanism of monitoring and early-warning of carrying capacity. Based on the scientific connotation of the carrying capacity of national resources and environment and oriented to regional sustainable development, this article explores the “pressure-state-response” process of the interaction between the carrying body: the natural foundation (which consists of resources, environment, ecology and disasters) with the carrying object: the human production and life activities, and presents the academic thought that the early-warning of the national resources and environment carrying capacity is an overload early-warning according to the cap of the constraints of resources and environment or the population and economic rational scales or other key thresholds, and also presents a process early-warning in terms of the changes of the natural basic conditions or the tendencies of the impact of resource utilization and environmental changes. According to the exploration on the principles of early-warning carrying capacity, this article constructs the differential indicator system and the overall technical process of early-warning of marine and terrestrial resources and environment carrying capacity. Land resources stress index, water resources use intensity index, environmental stress strength index and vegetation coverage change range index are chosen as basic indicators to conduct an overall regional evaluation, and different specific indicators, such as the pollution level of dust-haze, the increase and decrease of arable land, equilibrium index of grass and livestock and the variation of eco-environmental quality, are chosen to conduct the specific evaluation respectively for the urbanized areas, major grain producing areas, pastoral and semi-pastoral areas and ecological function areas, and then the key thresholds of these indicators are determined to conduct classifying evaluation. Finally, this article integrates all the evaluations and puts forward an evaluation method which shows the differentials in terms of major function oriented zone and evaluation results of consistent expression, and then carries out the process evaluation using two indexes of resource utilization efficiency and environment pollution pressure to reflect auxiliary the early-warning state of China's resources and environment carrying capacity and sustainable development abilities, thus providing a scientific basis for the proposed recommendations for restrictive measures and the improvement of monitoring and early-warning mechanisms.

    Figures and Tables | References | Related Articles | Metrics
    The Innovation of Geography and Human Geography in the Information Era
    Feng ZHEN, Xiao QIN, Guang-liang XI
    2015, 35 (1):  11-18.  doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2015.01.11
    Abstract ( )   HTML ( )   PDF (443KB) ( )   Save

    The impacts of information and telecommunication technology (ICT) on geographic progress and the innovation of theories and methods in geography are very popular research topics for geography and other related disciplines in the past 30 years. With wide application of next-generation information technology, geography will face with many opportunities in the future. There is more important academic value and practical significance to discuss theoretical system innovation of geography, especially human geography. Based on analysis of related studies of ICT and geography, this article pays more attention to discuss the development and innovation of Chinese human geography including methodological innovation based application of big data, analysis framework of space of flows, Man-land relationship with theory system and application, etc. As to the development of Chinese human geography in the future, on the one hand, it needs to break up framework of traditional discipline to foster a new theoretical and methodological system of human geography in the information era with integrating innovation works of other related disciplines including theories, methods and technology. On the other hand, some steps also should be done to enhance ability to solve problems for human geography and comprehensive application according to Chinese characteristics and national strategies.

    Figures and Tables | References | Related Articles | Metrics
    Establishment and Model Selection of Free Trade Zones in China Based on Graduated Sovereignty and Policy Geographical Differentiation
    Guang-wen MENG
    2015, 35 (1):  19-29.  doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2015.01.19
    Abstract ( )   HTML ( )   PDF (458KB) ( )   Save

    The Special Zone is the economic, political and military zone with special objectives inside or outside a country, or cross border area by sharing economic incentives and administrative privileges. As the basis for political and military zones, Chinese economic special zones, specially Chinese trade-based free economic zone, such as bonded zone, bonded logistic zone and bonded port zone, not only responds to changes in the global economic and trade patterns, deepen the reform and opening up, and promote the economic restructuring, but also faces the theoretical predicament of the further development and transformation. Moreover, few studies focus on the model selection and theoretical basis on the establishment of free trade zones in China. Therefore, based on graduated sovereignty theory and policy geographical differentiation, this paper analyzes the current situation of graduated sovereignty and policy spatial division of China, and formulates the theoretical foundation, the types and spatial model of China’s establishing free trade zone with the development model and path of free trade zone and free port city in Tianjin. The study suggests that China has already been implementing the hierarchical management policy based on graduated sovereignty theory, and in fact, there are various types of graduated sovereignty. Therefore, the establishment of free trade zone with enclave customs territory is just new development and exploration of China's grating sovereignty in the economic field both theoretically and practically. The model of Chinese trade-based free economic zone shall include bonded warehouse zones, cross-border trade zone, free trade zones, free trade port zone, free ports, and free city. For promoting the formation and development of world city, free trade zones should be established step by step by focusing on "Zhujiang River Delta", "Changjiang River Delta" and "Bohai Bay Rim" and gradually extended to border crossing and nodes on the mainland area. Tianjin Dongjiang Free Trade Zone should be a competitive location choice in Bohai Bay Rim. Thus, this study will not only enrich the theories, and but also will be benefit for model selection of the establishment of free trade zones in China.

    Figures and Tables | References | Related Articles | Metrics
    The Innovation Linkage Among Chinese Major Cities
    La-chang LYU, Zheng-ji LIANG, Ru HUANG
    2015, 35 (1):  30-37.  doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2015.01.30
    Abstract ( )   HTML ( )   PDF (698KB) ( )   Save

    Inter-urban linkage is traditional research field of urban geography. With the increasing importance of innovation in city, inter-urban linkage of innovation has aroused the interesting of numerous sholars, some of which have examined the field through direct surveyed approach by co-author published papers or co-author patents granted, however, this approach is limited because it lacks data of the inter-urban and the rusults of survey may not present the comprensive inter-urban innovation situation of the cities. Therefore, we employ a indrect approach , using revised gravity model to map the pattern of inter-urban innovation linkage of Chinese major cities. China takes constructing the innovation country as the core strategy, and urban innovation as the core contents of national innovation system, so urban innovation linkage is an important part of China’s national innovation system. However, a number of issues, such as the current sitation of urban innovaiton linkage, and the pattern and laws of inter urban innovation have rarely been studied. This article will try to study the inter urban innovation linkage among major Chinese cities so as to find innovation source cities and innovation nodes cities in urban innovation system and the general pattern of the inter urban innovation, to promote the complementary and optimization of urban innovation function and to plan the circle of China urban innovation. Based on the review of the literatures of innovation linkage and theoretical analysis, through establishing a set of measureement of index, this article defines ourward innovation linkage of scale and measures innovation linkage and innovation pattern among Chinese major cities. The research shows: 1) the general pattern of urban innovation linkage in East China is stronger and that in West China is weak, and a "Golden Triangle innovation linkage" pattern has formed in the coastal area of China, which takes Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou as the vertex, while Beijing-Tianjin and Guangzhou-Shenzhen as two points. 2) the city innovation linkage presents obvious hierarchy, the cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin and Chongqing have national innovation influence with extensive innovative linkage with the other cities in China, while cities, such as Nanjing, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Jinan, Qingdao, Dalian and Xi'an have regional innovation influence. 3) in terms of the East Coastal main economic circle in China, the Zhujiang River Delta economic circle has the strongest internal innovation linkage, but less outward innovation radiation; the Changjiang River Delta economic circle has very strong internal innovation linkage with strong external innovation linkage with the cities of Huan Bohai economic circle, while the cities of Beijing, Tianjin and Tangshan have very strong innovation linkage, and with strong outward radiation to the Changjiang River Delta economic circle. This article examines the general innovation linkage pattern among Chinese major cities considering two important elements of distance among cites and scale of urban innovation, but some elements, such institution and policies which may influence the innovation linkage have not been examined, it will be put consideration in future studies.

    Figures and Tables | References | Related Articles | Metrics
    Regional Differences and Inter-regional Linkage of Industrial Energy Consumption in China
    Fang-yi LI, Wei-dong LIU, Pei-ping GONG
    2015, 35 (1):  38-46.  doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2015.01.38
    Abstract ( )   HTML ( )   PDF (533KB) ( )   Save

    Targets on energy conservation and emission reduction have been an important binding force of regional development in the last few years, along with a series of strategies and policies implemented by central government of China. It is significant to reveal regional differences and inter-regional linkage of industrial energy consumption in respect to proposing guidelines for energy conservation and emission reduction on both national and regional scales. In this study, regional differences in energy intensity in China’s 30 provinces were analyzed. And in combination with the embodied energy indicators, all of the provinces were classified into six types according to their energy consumption and development patterns, namely urban-consumer, heavy-export-oriented, light-export-oriented, energy-base, medium-energy-intensity and low-energy-intensity. Then, inter-regional linkage of energy consumption was clarified in respect to the spatial pattern of embodied energy flow in China. According to the theory of regional division of labor, the regional differences and inter-regional linkage of industrial energy consumption could be explained from two aspects. One is the inter-industrial division, and the other is industrial chain division of all regions and the resulted intermediate products trade. Specifically, the low-energy-intensity regions are specialized in producing raw materials and primary products with low energy intensity, while the heavy-export-oriented and energy-base regions are specialized in producing intermediate products with high energy intensity. Urban-consumer and light-export-oriented regions are specialized in producing final products. To be more important, the pattern of embodied energy flow in China is related to that of industrial chain division to a large degree. At last, based on the results, suggestions for the development strategies and policies of the six types of regions are given as follows: 1) for the low-energy-intensity and energy-base regions that are still in the early or middle stage of industrialization, the central government should increase financial transfer to improve infrastructure and promote technological transformation in traditional industries, and the target may be slightly lower than the national average level; 2) for heavy-export-oriented and medium-energy-intensity regions, the energy intensity target can be realized through upgrading of manufacturing industry and enhancement of proportion of tertiary industry, and the target should be higher than the national average level; 3) for urban-consumer and light-export-oriented regions that are in the late industrialization or post-industrial stage, energy saving lies on increasing the importance of high-energy products and industrial transfer, which means increasing imported embodied energy. For the country as a whole, more efforts should be made to change China’s exportation-oriented development strategies, and the position in the international trade of embodied energy, through controlling of the exportation and importation.

    Figures and Tables | References | Related Articles | Metrics
    The Paradigm Transformation of Space in Tourism Destination From Perspective of Production of Space: A New Paradigm of Space Based on Emergence of Space
    Jian-feng HUANG, Lin LU
    2015, 35 (1):  47-55.  doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2015.01.47
    Abstract ( )   HTML ( )   PDF (471KB) ( )   Save

    The new requirement for tourism geography has been proposed based on the practical background of China’s economic and social transformation and the theoretical background of the “cultural turn” in geography and the “spatial turn” in sociology. As the important evolution kernel of human-environment system in tourism destination, the production of space provides an important and new perspective for space research in tourism destination and would promote the paradigm transformation of space in tourism destination. Based on the recognition of systematization of space in tourism destination, the concept of emergence of space was defined, and a new paradigm of space in tourism destination from the perspective of production of space was proposed in this article. This new paradigm would be mainly manifested: 1) A new perspective for space research. The disciplinary context and theoretical logic of the research of production of space in tourism destination would be clarified; 2) A new space view. The new space view of emergence with the core characteristics of connotation complexity, scale nesting and non-conservation would be set up, and the cognition of space would be transformed from element to system and further from the simple environment system to the process system then to the complex coupling system; 3) A new approach of space research. More attention would be given to social space, microscopic dimension and scaling; 4) A new framework of space research. The research framework of emergence of complex space system would be founded based on the research route of “process-pattern-mechanism”, and the production of space in typical destinations with different scales and types would be studied systematically. The paradigm transformation of space in tourism destination from the perspective of production of space would develop the research perspective and paradigm of tourism geography and enhance the response and guidance of tourism geography to China’s tourism development.

    Figures and Tables | References | Related Articles | Metrics
    Evolution of China’s Spatial Economy and Regional Industrial Shift:Empirical Analysis of Changes in Economic Shares of Chinese Provinces from 1952 to 2010
    Tie-shan SUN, Xiao-quan LIU, Guo-ping LI
    2015, 35 (1):  56-65.  doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2015.01.56
    Abstract ( )   HTML ( )   PDF (676KB) ( )   Save

    Through analyzing the changes in economic shares of provinces in China from 1952 to 2010, we studied the evolution of China's spatial economy and regional industrial shift since the founding of the People's Republic of China. Previous studies mostly focused on the development of China’s spatial economy in the post-reform era, while our study used a long time series data set and tried to give the whole picture of the evolution of China’s spatial economy in almost 60 years. We divided the evolution of China's spatial economic pattern into eight phases by using the sequential sample cluster analysis, and then we applied the shift-share analysis to decompose the changes in economic shares of Chinese provinces and analyzed the industry that drove the increase of economic shares of provinces and its shift in different phases, as well as the relationship between the industrial shift and the changes in regional industrial mix and competitive advantages. Our findings showed that since the founding of the People's Republic of China, China's regional economy has experienced the balanced development of the coastal and interior regions, the unbalanced development with priority in the coastal areas, and the relatively balanced development among the eastern, central and western regions in general, at the same time, the average changes in economic shares of provinces tend to decrease over the phases. Before the economic reforms and the opening-up of China, economic shares of different regions in different phases changed dramatically and in different ways, which was mainly driven by the primary and secondary industries. After the economic reforms and the opening-up of China, the regional economy had shifted to the coastal areas evidently with the great increase of economic shares of the eastern and coastal provinces, while the industries that drove the increase of economic shares of coastal regions changed in different phases. Since 2000, China's regional economy has changed a lot, with the shift of regions with the increase of economic shares from the coastal provinces to the central and western provinces. Although the coastal areas still have the relatively high share of secondary industry in their industrial mix, the competitive advantages of secondary industry have shifted from the eastern areas to the central and western areas, which are indicated by the relatively higher growth rate of the secondary industry in the central and western provinces since 2000. Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong in the east have shown more advantages in the tertiary industry with more share of tertiary industry in their industrial mix, which shows the tendency of upgrading and servicisation of regional economy in these areas.

    Figures and Tables | References | Related Articles | Metrics
    Regional Collaborative Innovation Based on the Relational Model of Ability Structure
    Fei FAN, De-bin DU, Xiao-jun YOU, Lei SHENG, Ze-lei XIAO
    2015, 35 (1):  66-74.  doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2015.01.66
    Abstract ( )   HTML ( )   PDF (609KB) ( )   Save

    According to the connotation of the structure of regional synergy innovation ability, this article constructed an index system of regional collaborative innovation study from 5 aspects, that is knowledge innovation, technological innovation, industrial innovation, service innovation ability and innovation enviroment ability. Using the relational model of ability structure, this article measured different kinds of innovation ability structure of 31 provinces in China from 1998 to 2011, and revealed the balance degree and match degree of inter-regional innovation ability structure from space-time dimension, then on this basis, analyzed relatively change trend and space-time connection of benefits that different provinces received from inter-regional synergy innovation. The results showed that: 1) the provincial innovation capabilities were on the rise during the study period, but the distribution pattern of regional integrated innovation capability had not changed, still showed ladder-like distribution: higher in the east, lower in the west and intermediate in the central part of China, and the gaps between them had gradually expanded. 2) The scale, density and range of coupling network of regional innovation capability structure at provincial scale witnessed rapid progress and improvement, and the distribution of innovation capability kept optimizing. The development of coupling network of regional innovation capability structure on a provincial scale represented great imbalance in space, and there existed an obvious pattern of spatial stratification and core-periphery spatial differentiation. 3) The quality of benefits came from regional synergy innovation was not high, and although the value and ratio of the benefit gained from inter-regional synergy innovation was remarkably different among regions, the spatial pattern of regional synergy innovation was set to be stable. It is obvious that the areas with high regional synthetic innovation capability dominated in the regional synergy innovation during its cooperation with the areas with low regional synthetic innovation capability.

    Figures and Tables | References | Related Articles | Metrics
    Temporally Impact of Urban Structure on City Traffic Accidents in Huizhou
    Lin LIU, Guang-wen SONG, Su-hong ZHOU, Jian-guo CHEN, Zhong ZHENG, Kai LIU
    2015, 35 (1):  75-83.  doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2015.01.75
    Abstract ( )   HTML ( )   PDF (755KB) ( )   Save

    Nowadays, traffic accidents are key factors that influence the safety of residents′ travel, and the urban structure, represented by the land use and important facilities in this study, plays a rather essential role in the happening of traffic accidents. Figuring out the impacts of urban structure on traffic accidents can provide references for government policies and residents′ travel. However, the previous researches were rather qualitative or ignored the temporal characteristics of such spatial elements, which also failed to uncover the interacting effect between different spatial elements, and therefore it could not reveal the internal relations between spatial elements and urban traffic accidents. This study uses the Kernel Core Density method to discuss the spatio-temporal variation qualitatively by making use of the data of traffic accidents in Huizhou City. On this basis, it also adopts network-analysis unit to build a logarithm linear regression model to discuss the temporal disparity of spatial facilities’ influencing on urban traffic accidents, with a purpose to further reveal the spatio-temporal relations between traffic accidents and their influencing factors. The study reveals that the layout of commercial facilities has significant impacts on traffic accidents for the whole day. The impacts of workplaces and stations having on traffic accidents mainly show in and after traffic rush hours, but the influence degree is lower than those of commercial facilities. Besides, the interaction between intersections and workplaces more easily leads to the occurring of accidents in the sub-rush hours. Urban structure has impact on the occurrence of traffic accidents by aggregating people or changing the way people travel. The conclusion of this research contributes to enrich the study of the relationship between urban structure and traffic accidents. Moreover, it also can be a reference for other similar studies.

    Figures and Tables | References | Related Articles | Metrics
    A Review of Climate Change Scenario for Impacts Process Study
    Ai-fang CHENG, Qi FENG, Jian-kai ZHANG, Zong-xing LI, Gang WANG
    2015, 35 (1):  84-90.  doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2015.01.84
    Abstract ( )   HTML ( )   PDF (409KB) ( )   Save

    Global climate change will have great effects on ecological systems, natural resources, food security, climate extremes, cryosphere and the damage to human social living conditions. Scientific assessment of projected climate change impacts is a vital way for stakeholder and policymaker to adjust strategies at the local scale. Outline of contents and related methods and key issues are discussed for climate change impacts study on RCP45 and RCP85 scenarios of Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) climate models by the summary of the current literatures. The article investigates the necessity of applicability evaluation before using the climate models from CMIP5 at the region and summarizes the methods applied to metric whether the model is reasonable to project the climate scenarios in the region. Downscaling methods that can bridge the gap between the coarse spatial resolution of global circulation model (GCM) and high resolution of climate variables are required for impacts evaluation at the local scale. The review introduces the fundamental principles and current main methods for downscaling climate variables, especially for statistical downscaling, and summarizes the latest progresses in this field. The GCM often show significant biases that include systematic model errors caused by imperfect conceptualization, discretization and spatial averaging within the grid cell. So bias correction methods are applied to remedy the biased output of GCM, RCM and downscaled them. We conclude with the commonly using bias correction method and recent development in this field. How to deal with uncertainties from GCM, downscaling method and bias correction is also a challenge for impact study. The article discusses the uncertainties in every step of the whole process. The review will provide the guideline for projection of climate change impacts in the region.

    References | Related Articles | Metrics
    Small Regional Geohazards Susceptibility Mapping Based on Geomorphic Unit
    Chuan TANG, Guo-chao MA
    2015, 35 (1):  91-98.  doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2015.01.91
    Abstract ( )   HTML ( )   PDF (816KB) ( )   Save

    The assessment of geological disasters mainly includes susceptibility assessment, hazard assessment, vulnerability assessment and risk assessment. The first two just reflect the geological disasters’ nature characteristics and theirs’ dangerous levels, what’s more, the remaining additionally describe geological disasters’ social characteristics and social potential losses on the basis of the first two. Actually, the susceptibility and hazard assessment could trace back to the 1970s, meanwhile, with the rapid development of GIS technology and high precision geotechnical physical model after 1990s, the research about geological disasters’ dangerous levels also step into a rapid development stage. On the whole, susceptibility assessment of geological disasters statically reflect the probability of geological disasters’ occurrence in view of the basic geological environmental conditions (internal control factors). On the other way, hazard assessment of geological disasters additionally takes external factors (time probability etc.) into account and responds the probability of geological disasters’ occurrence. Thus it can be seen that susceptibility assessment is the most fundamental research work in hazard or risk assessment and directly describes geological disasters’ inoculation situation. Nowadays, with the popularization and deepening of regional geological disaster risk assessment and zoning work, in view of small area, especially for small mountainous area or small populated area, the susceptibility assessment to geological disasters becomes increasingly urgent and important. Based on the above situation, this article takes Wenchuan County surrounding area as the study object, taking grid unit and geomorphic unit as evaluation unit, using information value method and logistic regression method to take an analysis on the susceptibility zoning. According to the results of comparative analysis, in a small area, susceptibility zoning with geomorphic unit not only can better reflect the local comprehensive characters, make the evaluation results more close to the actual geological disasters distribution, but could get clear hierarchical level, and more effective for the application of the mathematical model. The conclusions is: in a small area, it will have a good applicability and plasticity for the susceptibility zoning which is based on the geomorphic unit and it is a beneficial attempt and inspiration for the geological disasters susceptibility mapping in the large scale.

    Figures and Tables | References | Related Articles | Metrics
    Interannual Variability and Its Causes of Winter Temperature in Qinghai Region
    Ji WANG, Hong-yan SHEN, Ying-juan ZHANG, Zhen-yu WANG
    2015, 35 (1):  99-106.  doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2015.01.99
    Abstract ( )   HTML ( )   PDF (835KB) ( )   Save

    Interannual variation of temperature in winter over Qinghai and its mechanisms are analyzed using data(1961-2010) from 38 stations over the region as well as National Centers for Environmental Prediction(NCEP) reanalysis data. It unveiled that there exist two major temperature anomaly patterns in winter over Qinghai: unipole mode from north to south and dipole mode between east and west region. During cold winter a “+-+” wave train lay over mid-high latitude with a quasi-barotropic vertical structure. West Pacific index has the most prominent correlation with time coefficient of prime component 1, secondly, the Euro-Asian index and Pacific-North America index. Sea surface temperature anomalies (SSTA) over the south part of North Atlantic in winter may influence atmosphere circulations over Europe and Asian by setting off a Euro-Asian train. Besides, SSTA in both west wind drift and Kuroshio current region have a negative feedback to the East Asian winter monsoon. Also during an El Nino Modoki episode, moist warm air from low latitude transport northward no farther than East China, which make colder winter in Qinghai on account of strong westerly and boreal airflow.

    Figures and Tables | References | Related Articles | Metrics
    Power Law Correlations of Geohazards in Loess Hilly Region
    Hai-jun QIU, Ming-ming CAO, Yan-lin WANG, Jun-qing HAO, Sheng HU, Yu GAO, Qi LIU
    2015, 35 (1):  107-113.  doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2015.01.107
    Abstract ( )   HTML ( )   PDF (442KB) ( )   Save

    Landslides are significant natural hazards in many areas of the world.they often resulting in both human and material losses.A number of authors have argued that the power law is the symbol of self-organized critical state.Many empirical observations have shown that landslides caused by various triggers,including earthquakes,rainfall and rapid snowmelt,and are influenced by multiple factors,such as local and regional morphological and topography,soil and lithological setting,fractures and bedding planes and moisture content obey power law statistics.In this paper,we first collect information witch include volume,area,length,width,depth in a dababase of landslides,collapses and unstable slope. Based on the geological hazards, such as landslides, collapses and unstable slope, the power-law dependence was quantitative researched, explore the power law relationship between the scale parameter for the first time in domestic, and the research scope of scale parameter between power-law dependence was expanded.The results showed that: 1) Based on the detailed inventory,we model the empirical relationship adopting least square linear fit between area and volume was fitted to the empirical data which were log-transformed. We compare the new relationship to similar relationships in the literature and found that the exponent of power law about volume and area of geological disasters was between 0.88 and 1.95,this indicates that it has a similar trend under the log-log coordinate.The research prove that the power law correlation of geological disasters not only exist between volume and area scale parameters, it exists in the area between parameters such as length,area, and the width. 2) Estimating the volume of landslide,collapse and unstable slope in an area is an even more difficult and chanllenging task thal requires information on the surface and sub-surface geometry of slope.At present,we can adopting the empirical relationships to estimate the volume of landslides. Given landslide, collapse and slope instability parameters such as length, width, through the above a given formula can estimate the area and the volume. It was important to the geological hazard investigation and the understanding of the law; 3) Different power laws of geo-hazards depend on the different local geomorphological,topography and other conditions, the power exponent can also be used as a indirectly reflection of the regional geological disasters or macro features of different types of geological disasters; 4) The power exponent distribution between the volume and area were as follows: unstable slope>collapses>landslide; the area and length were as follows: collapse >landslide>unstable slope; the area and width showed the as follows: landslide>collapse> unstable slope. For the landslides and collapses, the power exponent distribution were as follows:the area and length> the area and width> the volume and area; And for unstable slope, the power exponent distribution were as follows: the volume and area >the area and length> the area and width.5) All these evidences suggested that the phenomenon of geological hazard seems disorderly and unsystematic, while it follows certain laws, which further show the unity and universality of our world. Researching power law has essential significance for us to improve the knowledge of geological disaster.

    Figures and Tables | References | Related Articles | Metrics
    The Exploring of the Asian Monsoon Driving Mechanism Based on Dynamical Inversion Method
    Yu-xia LI, Zhen-shan LIN, Hui-yu LIU
    2015, 35 (1):  114-121.  doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2015.01.114
    Abstract ( )   HTML ( )   PDF (569KB) ( )   Save

    :The monsoon driving mechanism is a hot spot in the quaternary global change research, where the international academia has been paid close attention. As early as in 1686, Halley has put forward that the heat differences caused by the sun between the marine and terrestrial bring about the monsoon. With the deepening of the research, different driving factors are proposed one after another, such as the solar activity, the mechanical force and thermal effect of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, ENSO, the temperature of the south and north poles, the migration of the intertropical convergence zone, the thermohaline circulation and so on in which the solar activity and the thermohaline circulation are widely accepted. Cave stalagmites oxygen isotope is one of the most important high-resolution alternative indexes of palaeoclimate. Especially in the region strongly affected by the monsoon, the change of the values of stalagmite δ18O is often taken as the index of ancient monsoon intensity. The Asian monsoon is an important part of the global climate system. Usually the Asian monsoon can be divided into East Asia monsoon and Indian monsoon, but the two monsoon regions have no clear boundary. So it is hard to verdict which monsoon the stalagmite collected from this convergence zone represents. Dongge cave is just located in the convergence zone, as is mentioned above,and which monsoon the stalagmite δ18O value of Dongge Cave represents is still controversial. By means of the dynamic inversion analysis of the Asian monsoon, the following results are obtained: 1) The stalagmites δ18O value of Dongge Cave is more likely to represent the Indian monsoon. The Indian monsoon system is a complex nonlinear dynamic system driven by the Antarctic temperature and other factors. 2) The solar activity plays a negative feedback stabilizing role in the Indian monsoon system. The stronger the solar activity is, the weaker the stabilization role it plays will be. The temperature of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the North Greenland plays a negative feedback stabilizing role in the Indian monsoon system. The higher the temperature of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the North Greenland is,the weaker the stabilization role it will be. 3) The Indian monsoon’s strength depends on its strength of the former moment.

    Figures and Tables | References | Related Articles | Metrics
    Type Division of Comprehensive Management and Administration Way in the Qinghai Lake Watershed Based on GIS Technology
    Xiu-li ZHAN, Ping YAN, Zun-quan TAN
    2015, 35 (1):  122-128.  doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2015.01.122
    Abstract ( )   HTML ( )   PDF (604KB) ( )   Save

    On basis of characteristics of physical environment and ecological system in the Qinghai Lake Watershed, and with the vegetation distribution image in 2009 in the Qinghai Lake Watershed as working map, combing with DEM altitude data, grassland type in the Qinghai Lake Watershed, administrative map, we considered synthetically factors of altitude, vegetation distribution and social economy and so on, and did three-level partition on Qinghai Lake Watershed. Based on the partition, we put forward the basic ideas of managing the ecological and environmental problems in every partition, and ways and countermeasures of ecological and environmental problems for comprehensively managing desertification, wetland shrinkage and grassland degradation. Primary partition was divided into three level areas, which were lake plain, hilly area and high mountains; Secondary partition on the basis of the primary partition, divided into grassland, river valley area and sandy area; Three-level partition was mainly to partition the areas around Qinghai Lake, the area of arable land, the grassland, the wetland and the desertification land. In this research, the natural characteristics of each region were described. On the basis of the division we proposed the existing main problems and reasons, and put forward the comprehensive control methods to solve the ecological and environmental problems which were land desertification, grassland degradation and wetland shrinking. The comprehensive control methods were following: 1) We should strengthen the rational allocation water resources of Qinghai lake basin and ecological environment management to solve the problem of the water surface decline of the Qinghai lake; 2) For the shrinking of wetlands, vegetation degradation and other issues, should strengthen vegetation protection and recovery on the banks of the river wetland; 3) For excessive reclamation and lagging irrigation, should return farmland to forest and grass and vegetation restoration should be strengthened; 4) For the problems caused by some poisonous weeds on the grassland area, should grasp the characteristics of the poisonous weeds, avoid the poisonous weeds growing season, or choose non-sensitive livestock grazing; 5) In the sand area, moderate and light desertification area would need to management, should adopt mechanical and biological measures, the potential desertification areas need to be timely prevention, tall sand hill need not control, should keep natural desert landscape.

    Figures and Tables | References | Related Articles | Metrics