Physical and Chemical Weathering in Geochemical Cycles

Physical and Chemical Weathering in Geochemical Cycles

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Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Aussois, France, September 4-15, 1985

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401078818
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/17/2011
Series: Nato Science Series C: , #251
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Weathering Rates and Major Transport Processes — An Introduction.- Rate Control of Weathering of Silicate Minerals at Room Temperature and Pressure.- Microbial Weathering Processes in Natural Environments.- Paleosols and the Evolution of the Atmosphere: Part I.- Slope Erosion and Mass Movement in Relation to Weathering and Geochemical Cycles.- Loess — Its Formation, Transport and Economic Significance.- Lake Sediments as Indicators of Changes in Land Erosion Rates.- Movement and Storage of Sediment in River Systems.- Influence of Acid Rain on Weathering Rates.- Freshwater Carbon and the Weathering Cycle.- Weathering and Erosion in the Humid Tropics.- How to Establish and use World Budgets of Riverine Materials.- Transport and Deposition of Suspended Matter in Estuaries and the Nearshore Sea.- Riverborne Materials and the Continent-Ocean Interface.- Strontium Storage and Release During Deposition and Diagenesis of Marine Carbonates Related to Sea-Level Variations.- Sediment Cycling During Earth History.- Solid Earth as a Recycling System: Temporal Dimensions of Global Tectonics.

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