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Experimental weathering studies of Swedish rocks

Experimental weathering studies of Swedish rocks

Geografiska Annaler, A 67(1-2): 115-118

This paper describes experimental rock weathering in a climatic chamber of about 90 different Swedish rocks. The specimens were when possible sawed into cubes with a side of about 7.5 cm. The amount of material releasd from Precambrian crystalline rocks after 324 freeze-thaw cycles is extremely low. Often the debris is less than 0.001% of the original weight. In spite of the low weathering rate a clear distinction can be seen between different rock types.

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DOI: 10.2307/520471

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