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Carbon dioxide sequestration due to chemical weathering from the Indian river catchments – a review

Balakrishna, K and Diya, S K and Udayashankar, H N (2016) Carbon dioxide sequestration due to chemical weathering from the Indian river catchments – a review. In: Carbon dioxide sequestration due to chemical weathering from the indian river catchments- a review, 28/08/2016, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Abstract

Chemical weathering of silicate rocks is known to sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide as a consequence of which a global cooling is initiated on a million year time scale. In the recent years, however, studies have reported that the CO2 sequestration during the chemical weathering can influence the climate on a decadal to century time scale [1]. This is possibly because of human-induced landuse/ landcover changes (eg. deforestation) in the past decades and increase in the precipitation in the tropics that has led to enhanced weathering of rocks. However, limited studies exist on the amount of CO2 drawdown from tropical rivers

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: chemical weathering, carbon dioxide sequestration
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2017 11:33
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2017 11:33
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148043

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