Effect of temperature on mudstonedisintegrationprocess revealed with imageanalysis Effect of temperature on mudstonedisintegrationprocess revealed with imageanalysis

最小化 最大化

Vol19 No.7: 2126-2135 

Title】Effect of temperature on mudstonedisintegrationprocess revealed with imageanalysis

Author】YAN Luo-bin1,2*; Srdjan PETROVIĆ3; HUANG Cheng1; XIE Chun-xia4; ZONG Hui-ming1; Milica KAŠANIN-GRUBIN3

Addresses】1 School of Geographical Sciences, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China; 2 Danxia Landscape Research Institute, Shaoguan 512330, China; 3 Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, Department of Catalysis and Chemical Engineering and Center for Environmental Chemistry and Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade 11000, Serbia; 4 School of Geographical and Planning, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 410275, China

Corresponding author】YAN Luo-bin

Citation】Yan LB, Petrović S, Huang C, et al. (2022) Effect of temperature on mudstone disintegration process revealed with  image analysis. Journal of Mountain Science 19(7). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11629-021-7268-3


Abstract】Quantifying rock weathering processes, especially in ways of nondisturbance and on-site investigation, is one of the most critical tasks in predicting rocks erosion rates and understanding the sediment transportation. We proposed a more reproducible approach to test how image analysis can quantify the changes in the size and shape of fragments during the weathering process. Four artificial models were designed to select suitable metrics among over 20 parameters. To validate the efficiency of image analysis, we analyzed rocks from badlands in Nanxiong Basin, SoutheastChina, under three different ranges of temperature differences (TD) during cyclic wetting and drying (WD). Our results show that TDs can accelerate the disintegration rate, and even if there is only a 20°C difference in the range of TDs, an apparent difference in fragment size was observed. Moreover, the shape of fragments became more round as the increasing number of cyclic treatments, and for samples that went through the same number of treatments, the larger the temperature difference, the more round the shape became. All that serves as another evidence for landscape evolution response to climatic warming.

Keywords】Mechanical weathering; Temperature effect; Quantifying weathering rates; Fragment size; Fragment shape