weathering index

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weathering index

weathering index

severe weather threat index

severe weather threat index

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A Change in the Weather: Climate and Culture in Australia. Edited by Tim Sherratt, Tom Griffiths, and Libby Robin. Canberra: National Museum of Australia Press, 2005. 216 pp. Illustrations, photos, maps, tables, notes, index. Australian $49.95

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The Callendar Effect: The Life and Work of Guy Stewart Callendar (1898–1964), the Scientist Who Established the Carbon Dioxide Theory of Climate Change. By James Rodger Fleming. Illustrations, appendices, notes, and index. and Intimate Universality: Local and Global Themes in the History of Weather and Climate. Edited by James Rodger Fleming, Vladimir Jankovic, and Deborah R. Coen. Illustrations, maps, tables, notes, and index


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A measure of the intensity of chemical weathering. It consists of a comparison between a mineral or a chemical compound that is relatively stable with one that is readily removed by weathering. For example, the ratio of quartz to feldspar is a widely used index. Resistant heavy minerals are also used: the ratio between zircon and tourmaline (resistant) and the amphiboles and pyroxenes (less resistant) has been employed.

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