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Tungsheng Liu

Tungsheng (Dongsheng) Liu, Chinese geologist (Shenyang, Liaoning 22 November 1917 -  Beijing 06 March 2008)


Authored about 300 papers

Demonstrated that loess was laid down by wind (1960s)

Demonstrated that loess provides a complete and accurate record of environmental change

Discovered the underlying causes of Keshan disease (deficiencies of trace elements)


HONORS

Tyler Prize (2002)