Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2008, Vol. 63 ›› Issue (3): 270-279.doi: 10.11821/xb200803005

Previous Articles     Next Articles

The Rhyolite Landforms and Development Law in Yandang Mt.

HU Xiaomeng1, XU Honggen2, CHEN Meijun2, LI Yi1, WANG Dutao1, CHEN Min1   

  1. 1. Department of Geography, College of Tourism, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234, China;
    2. Zhejiang Institute of Geological Survey, Hangzhou 311203, China
  • Received:2007-09-11 Revised:2007-12-02 Online:2008-03-25 Published:2008-03-25
  • Supported by:

    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.40671018;Foundation for the key subject-Geography, Urban Environment, Tourism resource and Culture development by Shanghai Education Committee, No.J50402


The features and the development law of rhyolite landforms are unique. Based on the survey and analysis data, the paper has analyzed the types, the distribution and the development of the rhyolite landforms in Yandang Mt. The study results show that the landforms in this region can be divided into two types, six sub-types and sixteen type units. The peaks, cliffs and waterfalls are all distributed vertically at different heights, and the valleys and line-cliffs extend along the faults with strikes of NE, NW and EW horizontally. The development of the landforms in the region has experienced four stages in which there developed different kinds of landforms. The study in the paper can contribute to the building of this World Geopark and flourish the local tourism.

Key words: Yandang Mt., rhyolite landform, landform types, development of landforms