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ESurf | Articles | Volume 6, issue 1
Earth Surf. Dynam., 6, 217–237, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-217-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Earth Surf. Dynam., 6, 217–237, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-6-217-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 21 Mar 2018

Research article | 21 Mar 2018

Colluvial deposits as a possible weathering reservoir in uplifting mountains

Sébastien Carretier et al.

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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.
The role of mountain uplift and associated silicate weathering in the global climate over...
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