Six-year Record of Rate of Limestone Dissolution at Three Sites in Gunung Rapat, Kinta Valley, Perak, Malaysia


Author : Ros Fatihah MuhammadPublication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of MalaysiaVolume : 52Page : 103-107Year : 2006


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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 52, June 2006, pp. 103 - 107

 

Six-year Record of Rate of Limestone Dissolution at Three Sites in Gunung Rapat, Kinta Valley, Perak, Malaysia

Ros Fatihah Muhammad

Department of Geology, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur 

Abstract: Dissolution rate of limestone in the Kinta Valley is continuosly measured. The last measurement before this study is done was taken in 2001. The whole six years has shown that limestone is further being degraded under natural environment. The estimated dissolution on the limestone bedrock is from 0.086 to 0.158 mm/yr. However it is too early for the author to conclude that extrapolation of short term micro erosion meter data is acceptable in this environment.

Abstrak: Kadar pelarutan batu kapur di Lembah Kinta diukur secara berterusan. Ukuran yang terakhir sebelum kajian ini dibuat pada 2001. Masa 6 tahun ini menunjukkan yang batu kapur terus mengalami pelarutan di dalam keadaan semulajadi. Pelarutan dianggarkan dari 0.086 ke 0.158 mm/tahun. Walaubagaimanapun, masih terlalu awal bagi penulis untuk membuat kesimpulan yang data jangka masa pendek yang diperolehi dari meter erosi mikro boleh diramalkan untuk masa akan datang. 

https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm52200614