Mechanisms Controlling World Water Chemistry

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Science  04 Dec 1970:
Vol. 170, Issue 3962, pp. 1088-1090
DOI: 10.1126/science.170.3962.1088


On the basis of analytical chemical data for numerous rain, river, lake, and ocean samples, the three major mechanisms controlling world surface water chemistry can be defined as atmospheric precipitation, rock dominance, and the evaporation-crystallization process.

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