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Reactive transport models of weathering

Yves Godderis, Jacques Schott and Susan L. Brantley
Reactive transport models of weathering
Elements (April 2019) 15 (2): 103-106


Continental rocks chemically weather when surficial waters and gases interact with the minerals and organisms that inhabit Earth's critical zone. To understand and quantify this process, researchers use reactive transport models to track the kinetics and thermodynamics of weathering reactions and the transport of products and reactants. These models are powerful tools to explore how weathering sculpts the Earth's surface from the scale of mineral grains to watersheds, and across temporal scales from seconds to millions of years. Reactive transport model simulations are now a vital tool for elucidating the complex links between climate, rock weathering, and biota.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 15
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Reactive transport models of weathering
Affiliation: Universite de Toulouse, Geosciences Environnement Toulouse, Toulouse, France
Pages: 103-106
Published: 201904
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 29
Accession Number: 2019-037967
Categories: General geochemistry
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University, USA, United States
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 2019
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