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Tracking diverse minerals, hungry organisms, and dangerous contaminants using reactive transport models

Kate Maher and K. Ulrich Mayer
Tracking diverse minerals, hungry organisms, and dangerous contaminants using reactive transport models
Elements (April 2019) 15 (2): 81-86

Abstract

Beneath our feet is a fascinating world of flowing water, cosmopolitan microbes, and complex mineral assemblages. Yet we see none of it from above. Our quest to investigate these complex subsurface interactions has led to the development of reactive transport models. These are computer algorithms that allow us to explore, in a virtual way, the natural dynamics of Earth's systems and our anthropogenic impact on those systems. Here, we explain the concepts behind reactive transport models-which include the transport of aqueous species and the descriptions of biogeochemical reactions involving solutes, surfaces and microorganisms-and introduce to reactive transport applications in terrestrial and marine environments.


ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 15
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Tracking diverse minerals, hungry organisms, and dangerous contaminants using reactive transport models
Affiliation: Stanford University, Department of Earth System Science, Stanford, CA, United States
Pages: 81-86
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: 30
Accession Number: 2019-037969
Categories: General geochemistry
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: University of British Columbia, CAN, Canada
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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