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Palaeoweathering; how do weathering rates vary with climate?

Patrick J. Frings
Palaeoweathering; how do weathering rates vary with climate?
Elements (August 2019) 15 (4): 259-265


A feedback between Earth surface weathering and climate is thought to be fundamental in maintaining Earth's habitability over long times-cales, but investigating this control in the modern world is difficult. The geologic record of cycles between glacial and interglacial conditions of the last 2.6 million years allows us to study weathering feedback in action. A suite of mineral, element and isotope proxies have been applied to address how weathering rates have varied over glacial cycles. Despite evidence for substantial local changes, the emerging answer at a global scale seems to be, 'not very much'.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 15
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Palaeoweathering; how do weathering rates vary with climate?
Author(s): Frings, Patrick J.
Affiliation: German Research Centre for Geosciences, Earth Surface Geochemistry, Potsdam, Germany
Pages: 259-265
Published: 201908
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: 31
Accession Number: 2019-067103
Categories: Quaternary geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sketch map
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: 201935
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