Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions ›› 2015, Vol. 7 ›› Issue (5): 573-578.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1226.2015.00573

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Experimental study on grain size and soluble salt of saline soil in western Jilin Province, China

TianWen Yu, Qing Wang, XuDong Zhang, Xin Zhou, Gang Wang, CenCen Niu   

  1. College of Construction Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin 130026, China
  • Received:2015-03-02 Revised:2015-05-04 Published:2018-11-23
  • Contact: Ph.D., Qing Wang, Professor of College of Construction Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin 130026, China. E-mail:
  • Supported by:
    This research is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 41372267, 41402243) and the State Key Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 41430642).

Abstract: Western Jilin Province is a typical seasonal frost region, and is also one of the severest salinization areas of China. In this study, we aim to examine the saline soil in Da'an and Wukesong areas, western Jilin Province, and mainly analyze the granulometric composition and distribution of salt in soil profiles. Four sampling sites, two in Da'an and two in Wukesong respectively, are chosen for study. The granulometric composition, especially silt and clay content change in different sites and soil depths are analyzed. Analysis of total and components of soluble salt shows that the surface soil is weak carbonate saline, in which the main cation is Na+ and the main anion is HCO3-. The total amount of soluble salt presents a decreasing tendency with increasing depth. The comprehensive analysis of granulometric composition and soluble salt shows that the clay content and soluble salt content present similar variation tendency with an increase of depth.

Key words: saline soil, grain size, soluble salt

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