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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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Located in the province's Qaidam Basin, the area, which bears similar coloring to the Red Planet, is rocky in terrain and contains an arid climate - a few of the many reasons why the site was chosen for the base, according to project founder Gao Junling.
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].
developed a downscaling approach to improve the spatial resolution of TRMM 3B43 data in the Qaidam Basin using DEM and NDVI data during 1999-2009 [3].
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.
Wang et al., "Biomaker geochemistry of crude oils from the Qaidam Basin, NW China," Journal of Petroleum Geology, vol.
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 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.