Collaborative Research Between MEES and the Department of Geography and Earth Science Yields Interesting Results

Date Published: 
December 11, 2015

Solar-driven cracking and weathering of surface rock, which occurs on earth, as well as on planetary and non-planetary celestial bodies, represents a perpetual geophysical process that ultimately breaks down exposed rock.

Professors Missy Eppes, Brian Magi (Geography and Earth Science, UNC Charlotte), and Russ Keanini (Mechanical Engineering, UNC Charlotte) are combining in-field experimental measurements and physical modeling to gain a deeper understanding of the complex physical and chemical mechanisms that underlie solar-driven rock weathering.

To view the poster for this research project, click here.