Chemical Weathering

  • Erhard M. Winkler
Part of the Applied Mineralogy / Technische Mineralogie book series (MINERALOGY, volume 4)


The decay process of the natural earth material rock and stone has been well known to architects through many centuries. We do understand most phases of physical and chemical weathering as the interaction of the atmosphere with minerals and rocks, to obtain equilibrium conditions at the earth’s surface. Much less is known about the time which these processes take. An attempt is here made to summarize the present knowledge of weathering and weathering rates applied to stone attack.


Carbonate Rock Silicate Mineral Silicate Rock Chemical Weathering Building Stone 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erhard M. Winkler
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  1. 1.College of Science, Department of GeologyUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

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