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Simulating physical weathering of basalt on Earth and Mars

Viles, Heather and Ehlmann, Bethany and Cebula, Tomasz and Wilson, Colin and Mol, Lisa and Bourke, Mary (2007) Simulating physical weathering of basalt on Earth and Mars. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 71 (15). A1068. ISSN 0016-7037.

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Despite its importance as a surficial rock type on Earth and other planets, few studies have been made of the response of basalt to physical weathering. Heating and cooling, with or without salts and moisture, may have severe impacts on basalt clasts in many extreme environments (Leask & Wilson, 2003). We report here on an integrated programme of simulations investigating physical weathering of basalt under Earth (hot desert) and Mars conditions using a Fison’s Environmental Cabinet and a specially constructed Mars Environment Simulation Chamber.

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Additional Information:© 2007 Elsevier Ltd. Available online 24 July 2007.
Issue or Number:15
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Official Citation:Goldschmidt Abstracts 2007- U and V, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 71, Issue 15, Supplement, August 2007, Pages A1044-A1075, ISSN 0016-7037, (
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