A review on the Holocene evolution of an inner-shelf mud deposit in the southeastern Yellow Sea: the Huksan Mud Belt SCIE SCOPUS KCI

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Title
A review on the Holocene evolution of an inner-shelf mud deposit in the southeastern Yellow Sea: the Huksan Mud Belt
Author(s)
Lee, Hee Jun
Publication Year
2015-12
Abstract
The Huksan Mud Belt (HMB) has been extensively investigated with respect to its source and evolution since the 1980s. Studies on sediment budget or accumulation rates suggested two different origins, Korean and combined Korean and Chinese. However, neither of the suggested origins appears reliable because they were based on insufficient or inaccurate datasets on the basic sedimentological characteristics of the HMB. Although a major mud transport was inferred to be closely associated with either the Korean Coastal Current or the Yellow Sea Warm Current, their physical characters during the Holocene transgression have been rarely hind-casted thus far. The majority of studies on high-resolution seismic stratigraphy along with core log have suggested that the HMB stratigraphy consists of two units divided by an erosional boundary. The lower unit is further divided into two subunits by a subtle discontinuity that is laterally correlated with the erosional boundary. In line with the stratigraphy, the studies theorized that the erosion of the HMB had produced a re-deposited distal lobe, the younger lower subunit. In addition, this lobe was inferred to have prograded rapidly during the relatively short period of 6,500-5,500 yr B.P. Although the time interval of the erosion coincides with the decelerating rise in sea level, the hydrodynamic cause and effect of the erosion remain inexplicable. Therefore, the source and evolution of the HMB continue to be controversial, due largely to poor understanding of the paleo-physical oceanography of the Yellow Sea during the Holocene.
ISSN
1738-5261
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2354
DOI
10.1007/s12601-015-0056-7
Bibliographic Citation
OCEAN SCIENCE JOURNAL, v.50, no.4, pp.615 - 621, 2015
Publisher
KOREA OCEAN RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INST
Subject
EAST CHINA SEAS; SEDIMENT ACCUMULATION; OFFSHORE SEDIMENTS; ORIGIN; KOREA; DISPERSAL; TRANSPORT; BUDGET
Keywords
Huksan Mud Belt; Holocene stratigraphy; sediment source; southeastern Yellow
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Review
Publisher
KOREA OCEAN RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INST
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