Earth Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2016

  • Discussion on the Special Lithosphere Type in Eastern China

    Wan Tianfeng, Zhao Qingle, Lu Haifeng, Wang Qianqian, Sun Changbin

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2016
    Pages: 1-12
    Received: 29 December 2015
    Accepted: 13 January 2016
    Published: 31 January 2016
    Abstract: In this paper, the authors proposed that there is a special type of thin lithosphere, with continental crust (about 35 km thick) and oceanic mantle (about 40 km thick) in eastern China. The characteristics of eastern China lithosphere is so special, it is different to most of continental lithosphere of globe. To detail research the characteristics ... Show More
  • Livelihood Dynamics as a Response to Natural Hazards: A Case Study of Selected Places of Basanti and Gosaba Blocks, West Bengal

    Karabi Das, Kanailal Das

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2016
    Pages: 13-18
    Received: 22 January 2016
    Accepted: 1 February 2016
    Published: 14 February 2016
    Abstract: The Indian Sundarban with a shore length of 130 km is topographically a low lying flat alluvial plain, dissected by a large number of tidal rivers, estuaries and creeks. The reclamation activity in the islands of Sundarbans for resource generation and resource consumption was accentuated in the latter half of the 19th century replacing mangroves by... Show More