Chemical openness and potential for misinterpretation of the solute environment of coastal sabkhat

  title={Chemical openness and potential for misinterpretation of the solute environment of coastal sabkhat},
  author={Warren W. Wooda and Ward E. Sanfordb and Shaun K. Frapec},
  • Warren W. Wooda, Ward E. Sanfordb, Shaun K. Frapec
  • Published 2017
Sabkha deposits in the geologic record are commonly used to interpret the environmental conditions of deposition. Implicit in this use is the assumption that the solute system is chemically closed, that is, the authigenic minerals represent the composition of the fluids in their environment of origin. Thermodynamic and mass-balance calculations based on measurements of water and solute flux of contemporary Abu Dhabi coastal sabkha system, however, demonstrate that the system is open for sodium… CONTINUE READING


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