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  Information - GM4.1 Weathering - short-term processes and long-term rates (co-sponsored by EAG)

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Weathering is the starting point of most morphodynamic processes on earth. The research field is currently gaining importance in investigations on long-term landscape development. However, despite the importance of weathering rates for understanding landscape evolution, the topic has rarely been on the agenda of large meetings in recent years. Two widely separated communities of weathering researchers have evolved, with the one group working on small-scale weathering processes and stone decay rates and the other group which is interested in long-term landscape evolution and weathering/climate-interaction.

The session aims at bringing together researchers from both groups, working on different temporal and spatial scales. This involves a very diverse range of techniques like laboratory (also biological) investigations, direct process measurements and the use of surface dating by cosmogenics. The exchange of the respective points of view may be stimulating for both sides. We intend to focus mainly on the natural environment, but researchers working on building stone decay are also encouraged to participate if they feel that their results contribute to the knowledge of the nature and the rates of weathering processes.

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