JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2003, Vol. 18 ›› Issue (5): 552-561.doi: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2003.05.006

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Study on the land use structure of Chinese counties

FENG Zhi-ming1, YANG Yan-zhao1, SONG Yu1, ZANG Peng-tao2   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    2. Hebei Agricultural University, Baoding 071001, China
  • Received:2003-04-24 Revised:2003-06-02 Online:2003-10-25 Published:2003-10-25

Abstract: Some forerunners have studied regional land use structure.But there is no precedent of study on the land use structure of counties,especially on a nationwide scale.Therefore,this study will take land use structure of Chinese counties as a primary study object and discuss the structure of land use from a new point of view.First,it gathers,disposes and analyzes“The Sub - areas of Land Resource Utilization”,which is released by National Land Resource Survey Office.Then land use structure is classified by means of Least Square Error,with chosen guidelines and set up classification system.Second,according to the established principles,the primary classification results are analyzed and dealt with.Furthermore,by combining qualitative analysis from top to bottom and quantitative analysis from bottom to top,a scheme of classification,with six series and forty - four styles of land use structure,is set up.According to the result of classification,this paper selects the main styles of land use structures in China.By the method of percentiles,the authors make a conclusion that the following thirteen styles of land use structure make up of the main styles of land use structures in China:Gg,Ff,Uu,Ggu,Uug,Ffa,Ffau,Aa,Ggf,Aaw,Aaf,Aac and Ffua.There are1565counties belonging to those styles,making up79.86%of the total country's area.At the end,this paper discusses systematically on the main thirteen styles of land use structure characters,the rules of territorial distribution and the utilization perspective.

Key words: counties of China, land use structure, styles of land use structure

CLC Number: 

  • F301.24