Special Issue "Geochemistry and Mineralogy of Clays and Their Application to Paleoclimatic and Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 5023
Interests: geochemistry; trace elements; mineralogy; rare earth elements; ore deposits
I would like to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue in “Minerals” entitled “Geochemistry and Mineralogy of Clays and Their Application to Paleoclimatic and Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction”.
Clays are a mineralogical species of great interest in various fields of geoscience and are among the most used proxies for paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental studies in several geological settings.
The formation and composition of clay minerals are influenced by climatic conditions, and their occurrence in sediments can be useful for paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental interpretive purposes; while they do not provide direct indications of climatic parameters, they can furnish records of overall climatic impact.
This information can also be derived from the integration of mineralogy and geochemistry, which are also used to record paleoclimatic conditions since several elements, including rare earth elements, are very sensitive to environmental and climate changes. Thus, considering of the mineralogy and geochemistry of clay minerals is certainly an effective tool in assessing paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental conditions.
For this Special Issue, I invite submissions presenting data and results that highlight the usefulness of minerochemical characterization of clays in providing valuable data on paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatic reconstructions. In this regard, multi-analytical studies on clay composition that use different types of analytical instruments, such as atomic absorption spectroscopy, atomic emission spectroscopy, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy, are welcome.
Dr. Roberto Buccione
Dr. Rabah Kechiched
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- clay composition
- clay associations
- X-ray diffraction
- geochemical composition
- multi-analytical techniques
- climate change
- paleoenvironmental and paleoclimate reconstruction