Articles | Volume 12, issue 5
Solid Earth, 12, 1165–1184, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-1165-2021
Solid Earth, 12, 1165–1184, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-1165-2021

Research article 25 May 2021

Research article | 25 May 2021

Rock alteration at the post-Variscan nonconformity: implications for Carboniferous–Permian surface weathering versus burial diagenesis and paleoclimate evaluation

Fei Liang et al.

Model code and software

The Powder Diffraction File: A Quality Materials Characterization Database (https://www.icdd.com/pdf-2/ and https://www.icdd.com/pdf-4-minerals/) S. D. Gates-Rector and T. N. Blanton https://doi.org/10.1017/S0885715619000812

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In this study, we conclude that surface weathering is a primary control on rock characteristics and also guides fluids through the system during deep burial process. We also find that the formation of the rock decomposition zone depends on rock composition, climatic conditions and the duration of the process. Finally and most importantly, we provide a workflow for data reliability analysis for paleoclimate research.