Weathering and the Riverine Denudation of Continents

  • Pedro José Depetris
  • Andrea Inés Pasquini
  • Karina Leticia Lecomte

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Pedro José Depetris, Andrea Inés Pasquini, Karina Leticia Lecomte
    Pages 1-6
  3. Pedro José Depetris, Andrea Inés Pasquini, Karina Leticia Lecomte
    Pages 7-17
  4. Pedro José Depetris, Andrea Inés Pasquini, Karina Leticia Lecomte
    Pages 19-31
  5. Pedro José Depetris, Andrea Inés Pasquini, KarinaLeticia Lecomte
    Pages 33-46
  6. Pedro José Depetris, Andrea Inés Pasquini, Karina Leticia Lecomte
    Pages 47-63
  7. Pedro José Depetris, Andrea Inés Pasquini, Karina Leticia Lecomte
    Pages 65-87
  8. Pedro José Depetris, Andrea Inés Pasquini, Karina Leticia Lecomte
    Pages 89-91
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 93-95

About this book

Introduction

In this monograph the authors present an overview of the state-of-the-art and use examples or case histories to illustrate the combined role of rock decay and rivers on continental denudation. The Earth’s surface dynamics would not be conceivable without the fundamental component of rock weathering and the subsequent transport of solid debris and dissolved components to the coastal ocean through riverine drainage pathways. In other words, continental wear away is highly dependent on the mechanisms that control mineral decay. Moreover, besides the significant role played by rivers in shaping the Earth’s outer skin, there is the important function that rivers perform in all geochemical cycles, mediating between the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, the biosphere and the hydrosphere. Drainage basins and the weathering of rocks that occur therein may be significant sources (or sinks) of carbon dioxide and, hence, play a significant role in affecting the Earth’s climate.

Keywords

Dissolved Load Exceptional Climatic Events Fluvial Erosion Hydrological Cycles Sediment Load Surface Geochemistry Weathering by Rivers

Authors and affiliations

  • Pedro José Depetris
    • 1
  • Andrea Inés Pasquini
    • 2
  • Karina Leticia Lecomte
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Tierra -CICTERRA,CONICET Universidad Nacional de CórdobaCórdobaArgentina
  2. 2.Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Tierra -CICTERRA, CONICET Universidad Nacional de CórdobaCórdobaArgentina
  3. 3.Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Tierra -CICTERRA, CONICET Universidad Nacional de CórdobaCordobaArgentina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7717-0
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7716-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7717-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-589X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5903
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