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Denudation Rates of the Hawaiian Islands by Rivers and Groundwaters

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Title: Denudation Rates of the Hawaiian Islands by Rivers and Groundwaters
Authors: Li, Yuan-Hui
Issue Date: 1988
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Li YH. 1988. Denudation rates of the Hawaiian Islands by rivers and groundwaters. Pac Sci 42(3-4): 253-266.
Abstract: The carbonic acid produced by the microbial oxidation of organic
matter is the most important chemical weathering agent of the Hawaiian basaltic
rocks. The total denudation rate of the Hawaiian Islands ranges from 11 to 50
mg/cm2 /yr (or 0.04-0.19 mm/yr), The island of Hawaii has the lowest denudation
rate among the Hawaiian Islands.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 42, Numbers 3-4, 1988

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