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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2006)

Document title

Surface-climate attributes at Injisuthi Outpost, Drakensberg, and possible ramifications for weathering

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SUMNER P.D. ; NEL W. ;

Abstract

Aerial and sub-aerial climatic data were collected from a station at 1920 m a.s.l. in the Injisuthi region in the South African Drakensberg. Sensors monitored air temperature, soil surface and rock surface temperature, for 2 rock types : basalt and sandstone, over the summer and winter of 2001/2002. Rainfall was measured from the summer of 2001 to January 2004. Both rock types maintain relatively high rock temperatures in winter, thus chemical weathering is probably only moisture restricted during this dry period. Findings highlightthe importance of directly monitoring rock temperature when attempting to discern the rock weathering environment

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2006, vol. 31, no11 [pp. 1445-1451]

Bibliographic references : 13 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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