Department of Geography, University of Canterbury, PhD
A number of studies have identified the availability of moisture as being the most important factor in both defining which weathering process may operate and how effective these processes may be. However, there has been no systematic study of how increasing availability of moisture may influence the type of weathering process that is operating, nor any attempt to quantify changes in weathering rates along such a gradient.
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