Weathering Processes on Landslides

Project Description: 

A landslide chronosequence will be instrumented (nested suction lysimeters for collecting soil/saprolite pore waters, rain collectors, runoff collectors) and analyzed (via a suite of geochemical analyses of both solid and aqueous samples) to study the effects of landslides on chemical weathering processes and rates, the spatial and temporal variability of chemical weathering profiles in the LCZO, and to explore hypotheses regarding the establishment and maintenance of steady-state regolith profiles.

Research Location: 
Source of Funding: 
USGS WEBB Project, LCZO
Dissemination: 
restricted
Contact Information
Person(s) Completing This Form: 
Heather L. Buss
Investigators: 
Heather L. Buss (hlbuss@usgs.gov), U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA Marjorie Schulz (mschulz@usgs.gov), U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA Susan L. Brantley (Brantley@eesi.psu.edu), Penn State University, University Park, PA Art F. White (afwhite@usgs.gov), U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA Jane Willenbring (erosion@sas.upenn.edu), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA