It is adjacent to Gurbantunggut Desert to the east (Fig. As hydrological systems in such arid region are sensitive to climate change, valuable information about the paleoenvironmental changes can be obtained through studies of sedimentary records in Manas Lake.Understanding past changes of the lake is important in predicting future hydrological changes, as well as managing water resources in the region.Prices in € represent the retail prices valid in Germany (unless otherwise indicated). Prices do not include postage and handling if applicable. Manas Lake is a closed lake basin in northern Xinjiang Province of China, with its current lake bed at 244 m a.s.l.
Inset map shows the northern Xinjiang area (in dotted rectangle) and the present wind systems in Asia (Herzschuh, 2006).
Later, Wang (2014) focused on dating young, late Holocene sediments of Manas Lake.
He identified two paleoshoreline terraces at elevation 255 and 262 m a.s.l.
Most significantly, the loess age spectrum shows no single affinity to any of these regions and exhibits zircon ages associated with granitoid rocks representing tectonic events in both west and east northern China.
Furthermore, and in contrast to proximal deserts, a significant proportion of zircons from the loess show affinities with rocks cropping out in the Qilian Mountains.