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Hu R.-Z.,Chinese Academy of science | Zhou M.-F.,University of Hong Kong
Mineralium Deposita

Mesozoic mineral deposits in South China include world-class deposits of W, Sn and Sb and those that provide the major sources of Ta, Cu, Hg, As, Tl, Pb, Zn, Au and Ag for the entire country. These deposits can be classified into polymetallic hydrothermal systems closely related to felsic intrusive rocks (Sn-W -Mo granites, Cu porphyries, polymetallic and Fe skarns, and polymetallic vein deposits) and low-temperature hydrothermal systems with no direct connection to igneous activities (MVT deposits, epithermal Au and Sb deposits). Recent studies have shown that they formed in the Triassic (Indosinian), Jurassic-Cretaceous (Early Yanshanian), and Cretaceous (Late Yanshanian) stages. Indosinian deposits include major MVT (Pb-Zn-Ag) deposits and granite-related W-Sn deposits. Early Yanshanian deposits are low-temperature Sb-Au and high-temperature W-Sn and Cu porphyry types. Many Late Yanshanian deposits are low-temperature Au-As-Sb-Hg and U deposits, and also include high-temperature W-Sn polymetallic deposits. The formation of these deposits is linked with a specific tectonothermal evolution and igneous activities. This special issue brings together some of the latest information in eight papers that deal with the origins and tectonic environments of mineral deposits formed in these stages. We anticipate that this issue will stimulate more interests in these ore deposits in South China. © 2012 Springer-Verlag. Source

Dai L.,Yale University | Dai L.,Chinese Academy of science | Karato S.-I.,Yale University
Earth and Planetary Science Letters

Experimental studies on electrical conductivity in hydrated olivine had been made only at relatively low temperatures. The extrapolation of these data to asthenosphere temperatures shows that explaining high and highly anisotropic conductivity by hydrogen is difficult. We present new experimental results on the electrical conductivity in hydrated olivine single crystals measured under a broader temperature range than before (T (temperature) = 573-1373 K at P (pressure) = 4 GPa). The new results agree well with the previous results at low temperatures (T<. 900K), whereas at higher temperatures (T>. 1000K) substantial deviations from the previous results are observed: (i) anisotropy in conductivity increases with temperature, and (ii) activation energies at high temperature regime are substantially higher than those at lower T. The high temperature behavior is consistent with a model invoking diffusion of two-protons at M-site vacancy, whereas the low temperature behavior suggests conduction by more mobile species such as free proton. The present results (i) explain the discrepancy between different previous studies conducted under different temperature regimes, and (ii) show that most of geophysical observations on the electrical conductivity in the asthenosphere including the high and highly anisotropic conductivity can be explained by high water content in the asthenosphere that is consistent with the geochemical model. Combining with a previous model of low seismic wave velocity of the asthenosphere, a subsolidus model invoking the role of hydrogen provides a unified explanation for the geophysical anomalies of the asthenosphere. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. Source

Sun Q.,Peking University | Qin C.,Chinese Academy of science
Chemical Geology

Raman spectroscopy is an efficient method which has been widely employed in many research fields. However, this method is more commonly associated with qualitative study than with quantitative analysis. In this work, a quantitative measurement using Raman spectroscopy is provided. According to the theoretical analysis of Raman intensity, Raman quantitative measurement should be based on the intensity ratio, which can be classified into external and internal standards. This allows the influence from measurement conditions to be eliminated. For aqueous solutions, it is reasonable to treat the Raman OH stretching band of water as an internal standard. In this study, the intensity ratio ICO32-/IW is used to determine carbonate concentrations in solutions, where ICO32- is the intensity of the carbonate band, and IW is the sum of intensities of the two used OH stretching sub-bands. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. Source

Zhang B.,Chinese Academy of science | Zhang B.,Okayama University
AIP Advances

On the basis of available P-V-T equation of state of iron, the temperature and pressure dependence of self-diffusion coefficients in iron polymorphs (α, δ, γ and Éphases) have been successfully reproduced in terms of the bulk elastic and expansivity data by means of a thermodynamical model that interconnects point defects parameters with bulk properties. The calculated diffusion parameters, such as self-diffusion coefficient, activation energy and activation volume over a broad temperature range (500-2500 K) and pressure range (0-100 GPa), compare favorably well with experimental or theoretical ones when the uncertainties are considered. © 2014 Author(s). Source

China is an important region for the global study of carbon because of its vast territory with various climate regimes, diverse ecosystems, and long-term human disturbances and land-use history. Carbon storage in ecosystems in China has been estimated using inventory and modeling methods in the past two decades. However, different methods may result in varied magnitudes and forms of carbon storage. In this study, the current status of carbon storage in terrestrial ecosystems in China, including the impacts of land use, is summarized in the national, regional, and biome scales. Significant differences in data have existed among studies. Such differences are mainly attributed to variations in estimation methods, data availability, and periods. According to available national-scale information on Chinese terrestrial ecosystems, vegetation carbon in China is 6.1 Pg C to 76.2 Pg C (mean 36.98 Pg C) and soil carbon is 43.6 Pg C to 185.7 Pg C (mean 100.75 Pg C). The forest sector has vegetation carbon of 3.26 Pg C to 9.11 Pg C (mean 5.49 Pg C), whereas the grassland sector has 0.13 Pg C to 3.06 Pg C (mean 1.41 Pg C). Soil carbon in the forest and grassland sectors exhibits more significant regional variations. Further studies need a comprehensive methodology, which combines national inventory, field measurement, eddy covariance technique, remote sensing, and model simulation in a single framework, as well as all available data at different temporal and spatial scales, to fully account for the carbon budget in China. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. Source

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