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21 Mar 2018
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 21 Mar 2018

Colluvial deposits as a possible weathering reservoir in uplifting mountains

Sébastien Carretier, Yves Goddéris, Javier Martinez, Martin Reich, and Pierre Martinod


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AR by Sebastien Carretier on behalf of the Authors (09 Jan 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (10 Jan 2018) by Robert Hilton
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Feb 2018) by A. Joshua West (Editor)
AR by Sebastien Carretier on behalf of the Authors (07 Feb 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
The role of mountain uplift and associated silicate weathering in the global climate over geological times is controversial. Previous soil column models suggest that weathering falls at a high denudation rate. We present the results of a 3-D model that couples erosion and weathering, a CO2 consumer during mountain uplift. Our model suggests that the weathering of temporarily stocked colluvium may contribute significantly to the mountain weathering outflux at high denudation rates.