The Chemistry of Weathering

  • James Irving Drever

Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 149)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Garrison Sposito
    Pages 1-18
  3. Jacques Schott, Robert A. Berner
    Pages 35-53
  4. Werner Stumm, Gerhard Furrer, Erich Wieland, Bettina Zinder
    Pages 55-74
  5. M. J. Wilson, P. H. Nadeau
    Pages 97-118
  6. R. Rodriguez-Clemente, A. Hidalgo-Lopez
    Pages 121-141
  7. Daniel Nahon, Anicet Beauvais, Jean-Jacques Trescases
    Pages 277-291
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 317-324

About this book


Several important developments in our understanding of the chemistry of weathering have occurred in the last few years: 1. There has been a major breakthrough in our understanding of the mechanisms controlling the kinetics of sil icate dissolution, and there have been major advances in computer modeling of weathering processes. 2. There has been a growing recognition of the importance of organic solutes in the weathering process, and hence of the inter-relationships between mineral weathering and the terrestrial ecosystem. 3. The impact of acid deposition ("acid rain") has been widely recognized. The processes by which acid deposition is neutral ized are closely related to the processes of normal chemical weathering; an understanding of the chemistry of weathering is thus essential for predicting the effects of acid deposition. 4. More high-qual ity data have become available on the chemical dynamics of smal I watersheds and large river systems, which represent the integrated effects of chemical weathering.


Acid rain Geomorphology Mafic Weather biology chemistry ecosystem environment formation microorganism mineral modeling modelling soil transport

Editors and affiliations

  • James Irving Drever
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geology and GeophysicsThe University of WyomingWyomingUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8855-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5333-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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