salt weathering

salt weathering

[′sȯlt ‚weth·ə·riŋ]
(geology)
The granular disintegration or fragmentation of rock material produced by saline solutions or by salt-crystal growth.
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The study area affected by a number of geomorphological processes, which result in some risks and these include the following operations Salt weathering Processes:
Salt weathering is in fact a kind of chemical and Mechanical weathering, meaning that it had gathered between the two, because it involves aspects of the chemical, although its role in the disintegration of rocks physically the first place (Mhassob, 2004, 110).
An example of salt weathering can be seen in the honeycombed stones in sea wall.
2005), Salt Weathering Simulation under Hot Desert Conditions: Agents of Enlightenment or Perpetuators of preconception, Geomorphology Journal, V.
The two processes in operation, salt weathering and case hardening, have been first described by Beyer (1912) in the Sachsische Schweiz in Saxony.
In inland settings, salt weathering is typically associated with surface crusting (Robinson and Williams, 1987).
An important role of salt weathering in honeycomb formation is accepted for sandstone outcrops lying within the reach of wave splash and salt spray at seashores (e.
2007) who studied pore-size distributions in sandstone samples affected by salt weathering from natural outcrops in the Bohemian Switzerland area, Bohemian Cretaceous Basin.
Egypt has a great number of archeological sites, most of these sites suffered from weathering, these process may be a result of many factors such as the effect of the affect of near surface water with its dissolved salts, through the salt weathering process.
Damage inspection pointed out that salt weathering is the main suspect factor causing Barqoq monument deterioration.
Salt weathering resulting from the uprising of subsurface water by capillary action is the main suspect external factor of weathering damage of the Barqoq monument lower parts.
1995), "The Sphinx and its Salt Weathering Problems," Al-Azhar Bull.