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PREFERRED TERM
chemical weathering
TYPE
  • http://purl.org/net/provenance/ns#DataItem

DEFINITION
  • The process of weathering by which chemical reactions (hydrolysis, hydration, oxidation, carbonation, ion exchange, and solution) transform rocks and minerals into new chemical combinations that are stable under conditions prevailing at or near the Earth's surface; e.g. the alteration of orthoclase to kaolinite.

DESCRIPTION
  • The process of weathering by which chemical reactions (hydrolysis, hydration, oxidation, carbonation, ion exchange, and solution) transform rocks and minerals into new chemical combinations that are stable under conditions prevailing at or near the Earth's surface; e.g. the alteration of orthoclase to kaolinite.

IDENTIFIER
  • chemicalWeathering

TITLE
  • chemical weathering

URI
http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/codelist/EventProcessValue/chemicalWeathering
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