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Rock to regolith

Nature Geoscience volume 3, pages 305306 (2010) | Download Citation

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The amount of pore space in most unweathered granite is too small to support a plant-based ecosystem. But porosity grows as intact rock interacts with surface waters beneath the soil.

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  1. Susan L. Brantley is in Pennsylvania State University, 2217 Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, University Park, PA 16802, USA.  brantley@eesi.psu.edu

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