(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Weathering of basaltic pebbles in a red soil from Sardinia : a microsite approach for the identification of secondary mineral phases

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

VINGIANI S. (1) ; TERRIBILE F. (1) ; MEUNIER A. (2) ; PETIT S. (2) ;
(1) Univ. di Napoli Federico II, DISSPAPA, Fac. di Agraria, Portici, ITALIE
(2) HYDRASA UMR 6532 INSU-CNRS, Univ., Poitiers, FRANCE


Using in situ analyses, this research investigated the weathering processes acting on primary minerals of basaltic pebbles embedded in a soil in a Mediterranean environment. The goal was to obtain data on the crystal chemical composition of the secondary minerals and evaluate how they contribute to the soil clay mineralogy. Micromorphological analysis focused on identification of the most significant mineral weathering microsystems and of the soil-features that connect them to the soil environment. In situ chemical composition was evaluated by SEM–EDS analyses and crystal chemical arrangement was defined by FT-IR and XRD analyses. Phase diagrams were used to illustrate and describe the evolutionary trends of chemical composition of the secondary clays


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 83, no2-3 [pp. 96-106]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 3 tabl., 2 pl.coul.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.catena.2010.07.001

Tous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI), 2011
Refdoc record number (ud4) : 24026147 : Permanent link - XML version
Powered by Pxxo