I research active tectonics and paleoseismology in the Gobi-Alashan block and Hexi Corridor, focusing on: 1) mapping of paleo-earthquake ruptures and determining kinematics of several active faults using field investigations, high-resolution satellite imagery and digital topography; 2) determining late Quaternary slip rates of active faults through field topography investigations and dating of abandoned surface (including the Optically Stimulated Luminescence, 14C, and 10Be exposure dating); 3) Paleoseismology investigations revealed by excavating trenches.
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Yu, J. X., Zheng, W. J., Kirby, E., Zhang, P. Z., Lei, Q. Y., Wang, W. T., Ge, W. P., Li, X. N., and Zhang, N. 2016. Kinematics of Late Quaternary Slip along the Yabrai Fault: Implications for Cenozoic Tectonics across the Gobi Alashan Block, China. Lithosphere, 8(3): 199-218. doi: 10.1130/L509.1.
Yu, J. X., Zheng, W. J., Yuan, D. Y., Pang, J. Z., Liu, X. W., and Liu, B. Y. 2012. Late Quaternary active characteristics and slip-rate of Pingding-Huama fault, the eastern segment of Guanggaishan-Dieshan fault zone (west Qinling mountain). Quaternary Sciences, 32(5): 957-967. (in Chinese)
Yu, J. X., Zheng, W. J., Lei, Q. Y., Shao, Y. X., Ge, W. P., Ma, Y., and Li, Y. J. 2013. Neotectonics and kinematics along the Yabrai range-front fault in the south Alashan block and its implications for regional tectonics. Seismology and Geology, 35(4): 731-744. (in Chinese)
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Zheng, W. J., Yuan, D. Y., Zhang, P. Z., Yu, J. X., Lei, Q. Y., Wang, W. T., Zheng, D. W., Zhang, H. P., Li, X. N., Li, C. Y., and Liu, X. W. 2016. Tectonic geometry and kinematic dissipation of the active faults in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau and their implications for understanding northeastward growth of the plateau, Quaternary Sciences, 36 (4). (in Chinese)
Wang, W. T., Zhang, P. Z., Yu, J. X., Wang, Y. Z., Zheng, D. W., Zheng, W. J., and Zhang, H. P., 2016. Constrains on the mountain building in the northeast Tibet: Detrital zircon records from synorogenic deposits in the Yumen basin. Scientific Reports, doi: 10.1038/srep27604.
Wang, W. T., Zhang, P. Z., Liu, C. C., Zheng, D. W., Yu, J. X., Zheng, W. J., Wang, Y. Z., Zhang, H. P., and Chen, X. Y., 2016. Pulsed growth of the West Qinling at ~30 Ma in northeastern Tibet: Evidence from Lanzhou Basin magnetostratigraphy and provenance. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 121, doi: 10.1002/2016JB013279.