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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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The Qaidam Basin is the third largest inland basin of China, and covers approximately 250,000 [km.
Dissolution and its impacts on reservoir formation in moderately to deeply buried strata of mixed siliciclastic-carbonate sediments, northwestern Qaidam basin, Northwest China (in Chinese with English abstract).
meridianus (Liang, 2007; Li, 2008) prompted us to speculate that this animal in Qaidam Basin might have migrated to the Tibetan Plateau via the Gansu Corridor, which was initially at a lower altitude.
The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) said once complete the line proposes to carry wind and solar-generated energy in Jiuquan of Gansu Province, Hami of Xinjiang, and Qaidam Basin in Qinghai Province to the rest of the country.
The linear dunes in China's Qaidam Basin have been proposed to have formed as self-extending lee dunes under a unidirectional wind regime owing to a high level of total silt, clay, and salt content or cohesiveness of sediments, and they have undergone southward lateral migration at rates of up to 3 m/yr.
A conductive feature under the Qaidam basin was also detected in the inversion model.
Kapp wondered where the missing material was, so he and his team went to China's Qaidam Basin to collect more information about the yardangs, the history of wind erosion, and dust.
The team studied gigantic keel-shaped ridges of rock called yardangs in the Qaidam Basin in Central Asia.
Hong Kong, Oct 13, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - China Technology Development Group Corporation ("CTDC" or the "Company"; NASDAQ: CTDC), a growing clean energy group based in China to provide solar energy products and solutions, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with China Technology Solar Power Holdings Limited ("CTSP"), which is developing a 100 megawatt on-grid solar farm project located in Delingha City of Qaidam Basin in Qinghai Province, China, and its direct and indirect stockholders (the "Stockholders") regarding the termination of CTSP acquisition.
Written for researchers in the earth sciences, this collection of papers covers such topics as the tectonic development of the Qaidam Basin, vertical-axis bending of the Altyn Tagh belt and fault and a combined model of rigid-block motion with continuous deformation.
Ltd ("QNE") have signed an agreement with local government of Qinghai Haixi Mongolian-Tibetan Autonomous Region to build a 30MW on-grid solar power station in Qaidam Basin of northwestern China.
The Qaidam basin has been undergoing continuous shortening since the beginning of the Cenozoic and show good synchroneity with uplifting history of the Qinhai-Tibet Plateau (Wenchen et al, 2001).