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Enrique Merino

SELECTED ARTICLES, GROUPED IN SIX AREAS

I) DIAGENESIS, AQUEOUS GEOCHEMISTRY

Merino, E. 1975. Diagenesis in Tertiary sandstones from Kettleman North Dome, California I. Diagenetic mineralogy. Jour. Sed. Petrology 45:320 336. [pdf]

Merino, E. 1975. Diagenesis in Tertiary sandstones from Kettleman North Dome, California II. Interstitial solutions: distribution of aqueous species at l00°C and relation to the diagenetic minerals. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 39:l629–45. DOI [pdf]

Merino, E. 1979. Internal consistency of a water analysis and uncertainty of the calculated distribution of aqueous species at 25°C. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 43:l533–l542. DOI [pdf]

Merino, E., Girard, J.–P., May, M.T. and Ranganathan, V. 1997. Diagenetic mineralogy, history, and dynamics of Mesozoic arkoses, Hartford rift basin, Connecticut. J. Sedimentary Research 67:212–224. [pdf]

II) GEOCHEMICAL SELF–ORGANIZATION

Ortoleva, P., Merino, E. and Strickholm, P. 1982. Kinetics of metamorphic layering in anisotropically stressed rocks. Amer. J. Science 282:6l7–643. (pdf)

Merino, E., Ortoleva, P. and Strickholm, P. 1983. Generation of evenly spaced pressure solution seams during (late) diagenesis: a kinetic theory. Contrib. Mineral. Petrology 82:360–370. DOI (pdf)

Merino, E. 1984. "Survey of geochemical self patterning phenomena." In Nicolis G and Baras F (eds), Chemical Instabilities. Applications in Chemistry, Engineering, Geology, Materials Science, NATO Advanced Science Series C. l20:305–328, Reidel Publ. (pdf)

Merino, E. 1987. Textures of low temperature self organization. In Rodríguez Clemente R. and Tardy Y., eds., Geochemistry of the Earth’s Surface. Consejo Superior Investigaciones Científicas (Spain) and Centre Natl. Recherche Scientifique (France), Madrid, p. 597 610. (pdf)

Ortoleva, P., Merino, E., Moore, C. and Chadam, J. 1987. Geochemical self organization, I. Feedbacks, quantitative modeling. Amer. J. Science 287:979–1007. DOI (pdf)

Wang, Yifeng and Merino, E. 1992. Dynamic model of oscillatory trace element zoning in calcite: inhibition, double layer, self–organization. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 56:587–596. DOI (pdf)

Merino, E. 1992. Self–organization in stylolites. American Scientist 80:466–473. (pdf)

Wang, Yifeng and Merino, E. 1993. Oscillatory magma crystallization by feedback between the concentrations of reactants and mineral growth rates. J. Petrology 34:369–382. (pdf)

Wang, Yifeng and Merino, E. 1995. Origin of fibrosity and banding in agates from flood basalts. Amer. J. Science 295:49–77. DOI (pdf)

Merino, E., Wang, Yifeng, and Deloule, É. 1995. Genesis of agates in flood basalts: Twisting of chalcedony fibers and trace element geochemistry. Amer. J. Science 295:1156–1176. DOI (pdf)

Merino, E. and Wang, Yifeng 2001. Self–organization in rocks: Occurrences, observations, modeling, testing – with emphasis on agate genesis. In: Hans-Jürgen Krug and Jörn H. Kruhl (eds), Non–Equilibrium Processes and Dissipative Structures in Geoscience, Yearbook "Self–Organization" vol 11, p.13–45, Berlin, Duncker and Humblot, 380 p. (pdf)

Merino, E. 2005. Very–high-temperature, closed–system origin of agates in basalts: New model, old and new evidence. In Kile D, Michalski T. and Modreski P. (eds), A Symposium on Agate and Microcrystalline Quartz; Golden, Colorado, Sept 9-11. [pdf]

Merino, E., Canals, À. and Fletcher, R.C. 2006. Genesis of self–organized zebra textures in burial dolomites: Displacive veins, induced stress, dolomitization. Geologica Acta 4:383–393. DOI (pdf)

Merino, E. and Banerjee, A. 2008. Terra rossa genesis, implications for karst, and eolian dust: A geodynamic thread. Journal of Geology 116:62–75. DOI (pdf)

Wang, Yifeng, Xu, H., Merino, E. and Konishi, H. 2009. Generation of Banded Iron Formations by internal dynamics and leaching of oceanic crust. Nature Geoscience, November issue 2:781–784. DOI (pdf)

Merino, E. and Canals, À. 2011. Self–accelerating dolomite–for–calcite replacement: Self–organized dynamics of burial dolomitization and associated mineralization. Amer. J. Science 311:573–607. DOI (pdf)

Merino, E., Wang, Yifeng and Banerjee, A. 2012. Self–organized dynamics of karst limestone landscapes and coupled terra rossa formation. Abstr 1483537. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco Dec 2013.

Wang Y., Chan, M.A. and Merino, E. 2015. Self-organized iron-oxide cementation geometry as an indicator of paleo-flows. Nature-Scientific Reports 5:10792 DOI (pdf)

III) DYNAMIC MODELING OF REACTION FRONTS

Ortoleva, P., Chadam, J., Merino, E., Hettmer, J., Moore, C. and Ripley, E. 1986. Redox front propagation and banding modalities. Physica D 19:334–354. DOI (pdf)

Chadam, J., Hoff, D., Merino, E., Ortoleva, P. and Sen, A. 1986. Reactive infiltration instability. IMA J. Appl. Math. 36:207–221. DOI (pdf)

Ortoleva, P., Chadam, J., Merino, E. and Sen, A. 1987. Geochemical self organization, II. The reactive infiltration instability in water rock systems. Amer. J. Science 287:1008–1040. DOI (pdf)

Merino, E. and Wang, Yifeng 2001. Self–organization in rocks: Occurrences, observations, modeling, testing – with emphasis on agate genesis. In: Hans–Jürgen Krug and Jörn H. Kruhl (eds), Non–Equilibrium Processes and Dissipative Structures in Geoscience, Yearbook "Self–Organization" 11:13–45, Berlin, Duncker and Humblot, 380 p. (pdf)

Banerjee, A. and Merino, E. 2011. Terra rossa genesis by clay–for–limestone replacement: III. Dynamic quantitative model. J. Geology 119:259–274. DOI (pdf)

IV) PHYSICS OF REPLACEMENT

Merino, E., Nahon, D. and Wang, Yifeng 1993. Kinetics and mass transfer of replacement: application to replacement of parent minerals and kaolinite by Al, Fe and Mn oxides during weathering. Amer. J. Science 293:135–155. DOI (pdf)

Merino, E. and Dewers, T. 1998. Implications of replacement for reaction-transport modeling. Journal of Hydrology 209:137–146. DOI (pdf)

Fletcher, R.C. and Merino, E. 2001. Mineral growth in solid rock: kinetics and rheology in replacement, vein formation, and tectonic crystallization. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 65(21):3733–3748. (Special Issue dedicated to H.C. Helgeson) DOI (pdf)

Fletcher, R.C. and Merino, E. 2001. Mineral growth in rocks: interacting stress and kinetics in veins growth, replacement, and water-rock interaction. In: R. Cidu, editor, Water-Rock Interaction, pp.161-164, Lisse, A.A. Balkema. (pdf)

Merino, E., and Canals, À. 2011. Self–accelerating dolomite- for-calcite replacement: Self-organized dynamics of burial dolomitization and associated mineralization. Amer. J. Science 311:573–607. DOI (pdf)

Merino, E. 2013. "Kinetic–rheological insights uncovered by the self–accelerating brucite–for–periclase replacement. The blind spot of geochemists." AGU Abstract 1787774, San Francisco, Dec 2013

V) WEATHERING: LATERITE, CALCRETE, BAUXITE, TERRA ROSSA AND KARST

Merino, E., Nahon, D. and Wang, Yifeng 1993. Kinetics and mass transfer of replacement: application to replacement of parent minerals and kaolinite by Al, Fe and Mn oxides during weathering. Amer. J. Science 293:135–155. DOI (pdf)

Wang, Yifeng., Nahon, D. and Merino, E. 1994. Dynamic model of the genesis of calcretes replacing silicate rocks in semi–arid regions. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 58:5131–5145. DOI (pdf)

Wang, Yutian, Wang, Yifeng and Merino, E. 1995. Dynamic weathering model: Constraints required by coupled dissolution and pseudomorphic replacement. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 59:1559–1570. DOI (pdf)

Nahon, D. and Merino, E. 1997. Pseudomorphic replacement in tropical weathering: Evidence, geochemical consequences, and kinetic–rheological origin. Amer. J. Science 297:393–417. DOI (pdf)

Merino, E. and Banerjee, A. 2008. Terra rossa genesis, implications for karst, and eolian dust: A geodynamic thread. Journal of Geology 116:62–75. DOI [pdf]

Meert, J.G., Pruett, F. and Merino, E. 2009. An ’inverse conglomerate’ paleomagnetic test and timing of in–situ terra rossa formation at Bloomington, Indiana. Journal of Geology 117:126–138. DOI [pdf]

Banerjee, A. and Merino, E. 2011. Terra rossa genesis by clay–for–limestone replacement: III. Dynamic quantitative model. J. Geology 119:259–274. DOI (pdf)

Merino E., Wang, Yifeng and Banerjee, A. 2012. Self–organized dynamics of karst limestone landscapes and coupled terra rossa/bauxite formation. Abstr 1483537. AGU Fall Meeting, Dec 2012.

VI) DOLOMITIZATION DYNAMICS, DOLOMITIC ZEBRA VEINS

Merino, E., Canals, À. and Fletcher, R.C. 2006. Genesis of self–organized zebra textures in burial dolomites: Displacive veins, induced stress, and dolomitization. Geologica Acta 4:383–393. DOI (pdf)

Merino, E. and Canals, À. 2011. Self–accelerating dolomite–for–calcite replacement: Self–organized dynamics of burial dolomitization and associated mineralization. Amer. J. Science 311:573–607. DOI (pdf)

VII) INTERNAL CONSISTENCY OF THERMODYNAMIC DATA AND OTHER PAPERS

Ulbrich, H.H. and Merino, E. 1974. An examination of standard enthalpies of formation of minerals in the system SiO2-Al2O3-Na2O-K2O-H2O. Amer. J. Sci. 274:5l0 542. DOI (pdf)

Wintsch, R.P., Merino, E. and Blakely, R.F. 1980. Rapid quench hydrothermal experiments in dilute chloride solutions: appraisal of the technique and applications to the muscovite quartz sanidine equilibrium. Amer. Mineralogist 65:l002 l0ll. (pdf)

Merino, E., Harvey, C. and Murray, H. 1989. Aqueous chemical control of the tetrahedral aluminum content of quartz, halloysite and other low–temperature aluminosilicates. Clays and Clay Minerals 37:135–142. (pdf)

Merino, E., Nahon, D. and Wang, Yifeng 1999. Simultaneous replacement, redox, and self-organization in the weathering of Mn–rich shales at Moanda, Gabon. In Armannsson, H. (ed), Geochemistry of the Earth’s Surface, Balkema, Rotterdam, p. 393-395.

Zhang, Y., Person, M. and Merino, E. 2005. Hydrologic and geochemical controls on soluble benzene migration in sedimentary basins. Geofluids 5:83–105. (pdf)