Masters Theses

Title

Secondary carbonates from concrete degradation as a proxy of rainfall

Author

Andrea Silva

Abstract

"Morphological and mineralogical analyses using transmitted light microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and scanning electron microscopy were conducted on a stalactite sample formed from concrete degradation of a bridge near Gweru, Zimbabwe. The goal was to determine whether this sample preserved any environmental information...The results of this study suggest that stalactites formed from concrete degradation are capable of preserving environmental information that provides insights into stalactite growth and rainfall influencing stalactite growth and development"--Abstract, leaves iii-iv.

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Geology and Geophysics

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2005

Pagination

xiii, 96 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 33) and index (pages 34-35).

Geographic Coverage

Zimbabwe

Rights

© 2005 Andrea Silva, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Stalactites and stalagmites
Geochemistry -- Zimbabwe
Concrete -- Deterioration -- Climatic factors
X-ray spectroscopy

Thesis Number

T 8861

Print OCLC #

70137560

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5581877~S5

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