Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Geochemistry

A glacial hangover

The marine geochemical budget of some solutes does not add up. A test case shows that at least part of the reason may lie in the timescale over which continental weathering recovers from glaciations.

Your institute does not have access to this article

Access options

Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

$32.00

All prices are NET prices.

Figure 1: Earth moving.

P. A. SOUDERS/CORBIS

References

  1. Vance, D., Teagle, D. A. H. & Foster, G. L. Nature 458, 493–496 (2009).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  2. Hodell, D. A., Mead, G. A. & Mueller, P. A. Chem. Geol. 80, 291–307 (1990).

    CAS  Google Scholar 

  3. Galy, A., France-Lanord, C. & Derry, L. A. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 63, 1905–1925 (1999).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  4. Blum, J. D. & Erel, Y. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 61, 3193–3204 (1997).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  5. Butterfield, D. A., Nelson, B. K., Wheat, C. G., Mottl, M. J. & Roe, K. K. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 65, 4141–4153 (2001).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Derry, L. A glacial hangover. Nature 458, 417–418 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/458417a

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/458417a

Search

Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing