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Measuring stone weathering in cities: Surface reduction on marble monuments


The purpose of this study was to establish whether measurements of stone weathering recorded by different observers could be aggregated into a single data base for evaluating pollution effects on calcareous building stone. Apparent differences in recorded weathering rates on marble tombstones were here found to be partly a result of lettering size measured, measuring devices used, and individual observers.

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Dragovich, D. Measuring stone weathering in cities: Surface reduction on marble monuments. Environ. Geol. Water Sci 9, 139–141 (1987).

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  • Building Stone
  • Surface Reduction
  • Surface Loss
  • Historic Monument
  • Monumental Stone