Modeling Geochemical Self Organization

  • Peter J. Ortoleva
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 192)


Rocks of a wide variety of origins can manifest symmetry breaking instabilities and the development of repetitive and other patterns of mineralization. Models are set forth that couple local processes (aqueous reactions, precipitation/dissolution and nucleation of mineral grains) to a variety of transport processes. Linear stability, bifurcation, matched asymptotic and numerical analysis are used.


Free Boundary Problem Slow Manifold Organization Phenomenon Arkosic Sandstone Tail Particle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter J. Ortoleva
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  1. 1.Departments of Chemistry and GeologyIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.Geo-Chem Research Assoc.BloomingtonUSA

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