11th International Symposium on Geochemistry of the Earth’s Surface 
  • June 11th - 16th, 2017
  • Guiyang, China
Landform Inspection Trip
Date Time    Trip  Hotel
17th,Jun. 8:00~10:00 Renaissance Guiyang hotel→Puding 
10:00~11:30 Investigation in Puding
12:00~13:00 Lunch(Local Restaurant)
13:00~14:30 Break Puding Hotel
14:40~17:00 Investigation in Puding
18:00~19:30 Dinner(Puding Hotel)
18th,Jun. 8:00~9:30 Trip to Huangguoshu Waterfall(100KM)
9:30~11:30 Visit the waterfall
11:40~12:30 Lunch(Specified)
13:00~15:00 Inspect Karst Landform in Tian Xingqiao
15:30~17:30 Trip to Renaissance Guiyang hotel Renaissance Guiyang hotel
18:00~19:30 Dinner(Hotel Dining Hall)
Price RMB 1168(USD 180)

Puding Station

The Puding Karst Ecosystem Research Station (PUKERS) is located in Shawan (26°22'07"N, 105°45'06"E, 1158m), which is 5 km north of Puding City in central Guizhou Province, southwestern China. The main station has an area of 11.2 ha. Laboratories, offices, accommodations, and meeting rooms occupy ca. 3000 m2. The meteorological station, the simulation test field for karst water and carbon research, and the eddy flux tower are facilitated by the station. The station lies in the watershed region between the Yangtze River and the Pearl River on the Guizhou Plateau, which is between 1100 and 1400 m above sea level. Influenced by the East Asian and Indian Monsoon systems and by the relatively higher altitude, the middle subtropical climate is mild and humid. According to meteorological records of the Puding weather station from 1961 to 2008, the mean annual temperature is 15.1 °C, with January and July temperatures of 5.4 °C and 22.9 °C, respectively. The extreme maximum and minimum temperatures are 34.7 °C and 11.1 °C, respectively. The frost-free season lasts 289 d. The mean annual sunshine duration is 1177.3 h, which is relatively unfavorable to the growth of evergreen plants. The mean annual precipitation is 1396.9 mm, of which more than 70% falls from May to September. Karst is a highly specialized geomorphology that mainly consists of limestone and dolomite. This landscape is scattered in various areas worldwide but continuously and widely distributed in South America, the Mediterranean coast, and China. China has approximately 3.44 million km2 of karst areas (buried, covered, and exposed carbonate rock areas), which accounts for approximately 36% of the country’s total land area and 15.6% of the 22 million km2 karst areas in the world. The extensive karst outcrops and embeddings are located in its southwestern political divisions (ca. 0.51 million km2; 5.8% of the total land area), including the Guizhou, Guangxi, Yunnan, Guangdong, Hunan, Hubei, Sichuan, and Chongqing, especially in the first three provinces.

Huangguoshu Waterfall

Huangguoshu Waterfall is situated 128 km southwest of Guiyang city (25.992°N, 105.666°E). Known as the largest waterfall in Asia, it is 77.8 m (255 ft) high and 101 m (331 ft) wide. Together with the other 17 waterfall, they formed the largest waterfall group in the world and were then listed in Guinness World Records. Huangguoshu waterfall locates in the typical Karst area, where the annual rainfall is over 1300 mm. The formation of Huangguoshu waterfall groups may be related to the source-tracing erosion, the evolution of the earth’s surface rivers to subterranean rivers, lithology, structural conditions and evolutionary mechanism of the earth’s surface etc. According to some geologists, Huangguoshu waterfall is a typical corrosion cracking waterfall in Karst area. The earliest riverbed suddenly appeared a crack point, and then the waterfall began to be formed through continuous erosion and corrosion of the water in the river, and the originally formatted waterfall retreated. It is estimated that the distance of retreat was about 205 m.


Tianxingqiao, one of the most important scenic area of Huangguoshu Waterfall National Park, includes Tianxing Bonsai art area, Tianxing holes scenic region and Aquatic Stone Forest. In Tianxingqiao area, the dolomite of the Lower Triassic Anshun Formation was widely exposed, and a consecutive Aquatic Stone Forest was widely distributed.According to previous research, the Anshun Formation was developed on the transitional zone between the Triassic deep - sea platform margin and basin. In that area, marine transgression happened frequently, so the large tepee structures were widely developed on the exposed surface of the ancient coastal which was mainly composed of carbonate. Thus, lots of cracks, which was in favour of infiltration of precipitation and storage and transport of groundwater, can be easily generated in rocks; Therefore, Aquatic Stone Forest was formed.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline
    April 14th, 2017
  • Early bird registration deadline
    March 31st, 2017

Latest News

  • June 15th, 2016
    The GES2017 website updated.
  • October 19th, 2016
    Conference info updated.

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