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Using gravestones to assess changing rates of weathering in the United Kingdom

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Weathering rates were calculated using the height difference between lead lettering and marble on gravestones at three sites in the UK. Comparison of their regression lines and residuals suggested that two of the sites, Portsmouth and Wolverhampton, had similar amounts and rates of weathering over the last 100‐150 years. Gravestones in Swansea appear to have weathered much more and much faster than gravestones at the other two sites. These differences may be the result of the differing pollution and rainfall histories of the three sites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-546
Number of pages16
JournalEarth Surface Processes and Landforms
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995

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