(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2003)

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Rock weathering processes in Antarctica : a comparison of some recent studies with those from the Northern Hemisphere

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This paper reviews some of the literature on rock weathering in both the Northern Hemisphere and the Antarctic, with a particular emphasis on the processes involved and their relationship to climate and rock properties. The role of freeze-thaw is especially highlighted. An improved understanding of rock weathering in Antarctica is particularly important because of the slow rates of weathering that operates there and the impacts any changes in their rate may have on the continued development of Antarctica's fragile ecosystems


Article of periodic

published at : New Zealand geographer / ISSN 0028-8144 / CODEN NZGGAS

Editor : New Zealand Geographical Society, Christchurch - NOUVELLE-ZELANDE (1945)

Millesime : 2003, vol. 59, no1 [pp. 50-60]

Bibliographic references : 65 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 19020

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