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Salt Weathering Hazards

By: Andrew S Goudie and Heather S Viles

256 pages, Illus

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Sep 1997 | #71763 | ISBN: 0471958425
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The hazard posed to engineering structures by salt weathering is an increasing one because of such diverse factors such as the spread of irrigation and high levels of atmospheric pollution. Salt weathering is also a potent cause of rock decay and geomorphological change in polar, coastal and desert environments.


Peface. Acknowledgements. The Hazard. Case Studies. Nature of Salts Involved in Salt Weathering and Sources of Moisture. Materials' Susceptibility and Experimental Simulations. Mechanisms of Salt Attack. Geomorphological Implications of Salt Weathering. Diagnosing, Solving and Managing Salt weathering Hazards. Referenes. Index.

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Andrew Goudie and Heather Viles School of Geography, University of Oxford, UK

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