Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2003, Vol. 58 ›› Issue (2): 314-320.doi: 10.11821/xb200302019

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The Correlation between Rock Desertification and Lithology in Karst Area of Guizhou

LI Ruiling1,2, WANG Shijie1, ZHOU Dequan1, ZHANG Dianfa1, LI Fengquan1, ZHOU Zhongfa3, XIONG Kangning3   

  1. 1. State Key Laboratory of Environmental Geochemistry, Geochemistry Institute, CAS, Guiyang 550002, China;
    2. Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China;
    3. Department of Resource and Environmental Science, Guizhou Normal University, Guiyang 550002, China
  • Received:2002-05-28 Revised:2002-11-17 Online:2003-03-25 Published:2010-09-09
  • Supported by:

    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 49833002; "Light of Western China" project of Chinese Academy of Sciences; The key project of the National Ninth-Five Year Plan, No. 96-920-04-02-12


Based on 1:500,000 digital map of lithology distribution in Guizhou, spatial analysis of the maps of rock desertification and of lithology is conducted by GIS. Results indicate that there is obvious relativity between rock desertification and lithology. Intense rock desertification scatters maily in pure carbonate rock area, especially in pure limestone area whereas moderate rock desertification is more widely distributed in dolomite association than in limestone association and slight rock desertification is widely distributed in carbonate rock association layered with clastic rock.

Key words: rock desertification, lithology, spatial correlation, karst region, Guizhou