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Turning rock into soil : variations in soil mineral reactivity, surface area, and porosity through the critical zone

Parry, S.A.; Hodson, M.E.; Oelkers, E.H.; Kemp, S.J.. 2009 Turning rock into soil : variations in soil mineral reactivity, surface area, and porosity through the critical zone. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73 (19), A996.

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Abstract/Summary

The breaking down of massive rock into smaller grains and the resultant increase in mineral surface area, is potentially the most critical step in soil formation. The aim of this study is to investigate how mineral surface area and porosity varies during pedogenesis, and how these variations in conjucnction with mineralogical changes influence soil mineral reactivity.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2009 > NERC Isotope Geoscience Laboratory
ISSN: 0016-7037
Date made live: 13 Sep 2012 10:39
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/19571

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