›› 2014, Vol. 53 ›› Issue (5): 142-149.

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Comparison Study of World Heritage Geomorphologic Value of Dolomite Karst in Shibing and Huanjiang

XIONG Kangning1,2, LI Gaocong2, XIAO Shizhen2   

  1. 1.School of Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences,Nanjing University,Nanjing 210093,China;
    2.Institute of South China Karst, Guizhou Normal University, Guiyang 550001, China
  • Received:2014-01-10 Online:2014-09-25 Published:2014-09-25

Abstract: Based on the dolomite karst development environment, geomorphology characteristics and evolutionary features, Shibing Karst was compared with Huanjiang Karst, aiming to determine whether Shibing Karst is worth nominating to South China Karst world heritage. The dolomite karst in Shibing has different development environment, geomorphology characteristics and evolutionary features comparing to that in Huanjiang. The Shibing dolomite karst has occupied an important position and value in karst morphological spectrum of South China, characterized by unique morphogenetic stratum structure- pure, thin and fine-grained dolomite, typical dendritic fengcong-gorge karst landscape and special dolomite open-style evolution model. Therefore, nomination of Shibing Karst would make extremely important supplement and perfection of dolomite karst to South China Karst worle heritage.

Key words: world heritage, geomorphologic value, dolomite kasrt, comparison, Huanjiang, Shibing

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