Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2016, Vol. 71 ›› Issue (5): 883-892.doi: 10.11821/dlxb201605016

• Geomorphology • Previous Articles    

Review on Prof. Luo Laixing's geomorphologic research

Lufeng YAO(), Yingjie WANG()   

  1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2016-02-08 Revised:2016-03-10 Online:2016-05-25 Published:2016-05-25


Professor Luo Laixing is a famous geomorphologist in China. He achieved a series of important research results in the loess geomorphology, river geomorphology, and tectonic geomorphology. From the 1940s to 1980s, Prof. Luo had access to numerous first-hand data of field survey in the Southeast China Hills, Yellow River Basin, Hengduan Mountains, Loess Plateau, and Tianshan Mountains. He comprehensively and systematically examined the landscape types and analyzed its causes, spatial distribution and evolution as well as published a number of papers based on original research results. He made great contribution to geomorphologic development of China in the early period of New China.

Key words: Luo Laixing, geomorphologist, loess landform, river landscape, tectonic geomorphology