Qaidam


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Qaidam

(chī-däm) or

Tsaidam

(tsī`däm, chī-däm), arid basin, c.350 mi (560 km) long and c.100 mi (160 km) wide, between two branches of the Kunlun range, central Qinghai prov., W China. A salt marsh occupies most of the area. Oil fields and refineries are found in W Qaidam, and iron ore is mined in the southern part.
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According to the state-run Xinhua News Agency, the Qinghai region is known for its red granite rock area in the region's Qaidam Basin.
Additionally, the exploration mode for Youshashan in the Qaidam Basin provides a reference because it has oil-bearing strata exposed on the surface, and the Gasikule Oilfield was discovered on the footwall of a fault [13, 14].
Distinguishing aeolian signature from lacustrine sediments of the Qaidam Basin in northeastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and its palaeoclimatic implications.
Yan, "A statistical spatial downscaling algorithm of TRMM precipitation based on NDVI and DEM in the Qaidam Basin of China," Remote Sensing of Environment, vol.
Seven natural gas samples collected from different sedimentary basins (Tarim Basin, Qaidam Basin, Songliao Basin, Huanghua Depression, Tuha Basin, and Bohai Bay Basin) were analyzed using the abovementioned method in an effort to detect the stable carbon isotope compositions of hydrocarbons ([C.sub.1]-[C.sub.9]) contained therein.
Tan, "Boron isotope geochemistry of salt sediments from the Dongtai salt lake in Qaidam basin: Boron budget and sources," Chemical Geology, vol.
Impact of wind erosion on detecting active tectonics from geomorphic indexes in extremely arid areas: a case study from the Hero Range, Qaidam Basin, NW China, Geomorphology.
Wu, The Application of Profile Control Technology in Lion Ditch Oilfield in Qaidam Basin, Qinghai ShiYou, 29, 6 (2011).
Wang et al., "Biomaker geochemistry of crude oils from the Qaidam Basin, NW China," Journal of Petroleum Geology, vol.
(30.) IEDQPA and NIGP (Institute of Exploration and Development of Qinghai Petroleum Administration, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology of AcademiaSinica) (1988) 'Tertiary Ostracode Fauna from Qaidam Basin, NW China', Nanjing: Nanjing University Press, pp.
Meanwhile police recovered dead body of a tourist whose car was plunged into the River Swat near Qaidam area on Eid day.