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Definition of the noun laterite

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noun - plural: laterites

  1. a red soil produced by rock decay; contains insoluble deposits of ferric and aluminum oxides
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic words: dirt / soil = the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock

Alternative definition of the noun laterite

noun

  1. A red hard or gravel-like soil or subsoil formed in the tropics that has been leached of soluble minerals leaving insoluble iron and aluminium oxides and hydroxides; used to make bricks and roads.

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"Laterite" a.k.a. "Latérite" is a book by Véronique Tadjo.

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Laterite: Laterites are soil types rich in iron and aluminium, formed in hot and wet tropical areas. Nearly all laterites are rusty-red because of iron oxides. They develop by intensive and long-lasting weathering of the underlying parent rock. Tropical weathering is a prolonged process of chemical weathering which produces a wide variety in the thickness, grade, chemistry and ore mineralogy of the resulting soils. The majority of the land area containing laterites is between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

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Google previewHighway and Traffic Engineering in Developing Countries (2003)

by B. Thagesen

Laterite is a group of highly weathered soils formed by the concentration of hydrated oxides of iron and aluminium (ref. 4). The iron oxides produce yellow, ochre, red or purple colours. Red is normally predominant. Other names ...

Google previewGeochemical Exploration 1974 (1975)

Proceedings Of The Fifth International Geochemical Exploration Symposium Held In Vancouver, B.C, Canada, April 1-4, 1974, Sponsored And Organized By The Association Of Exploration Geochemists by I.L. Elliott

Typical nickeliferous laterite is the reddish-brown to yellowish-brown ferruginous soil, which is the end-product of the chemical weathering of peridotite and /or dunite. An atypical laterite is the dark brown soil derived from the chemical ...

Google previewApplied Sedimentology (2000)

by Richard C. Selley

As generally understood, laterite is the product of intensely weathered material.

Google previewClimatic Geomorphology (2005)

Laterites for construction Laterite is a rock of very diverse uses and is resistant to erosion.

Google previewA Manual of the Nellore District in the Presidency of Madras (1873)

by John Alexander Corrie Boswell

On the north side of this valley the ground rises at a considerable slope to the plateau on which stands the village of Kavali, and from thence to the limits of Kandukur Taluq laterite is the prevalent superficial rock formation. The taluq of ...

Google previewGeological Survey Bulletin (1963)

Laterite is the silica-deficient residual deposit, ...

Google previewKarst Hydrology (2013)

Concepts from the Mammoth Cave Area by W.B. White, E.L. White

Laterite is a product of tropical weathering as well as a product of the kaolinites. Kaolinite (an aluminum silicate) is one of the primary cementing clays in the Kyrock conglomerate (Sedimentation Seminar, 1978). Furthermore, limonite nodules ...

Google previewObjective general studies (2010)

by Ksg

The laterite is a porous or spongy rock. 3. Bhur is raised land along the bank of Ganga formed by accumulation of wind blown sands. Choose the incorrect statement.

Google previewTechnical Bulletin (1962)

Laterite is a highly weathered material rich in secondary oxides of iron, aluminum , or both. It is nearly void of bases and primary silicates, but it may contain large amounts of quartz and kaolinite. It is either hard or capable ofhardening on ...

Google previewRutley’s Elements of Mineralogy (2012)

by Frank Rutley

Laterite is a residual clay enriched in ferric hydroxide as a result of chemical weathering in the humid tropics. (d) Aluminous Deposits. Deposits of clay enriched in aluminium hydroxides and known as bauxite are formed in the same way as the ...

Google previewThe Nature of the Environment (2009)

by Andrew S. Goudie

'1 Laterite is an iron-rich andlor aluminium-rich crust characteristic of a tropical region and caused by rock weathering. Table 3.6 Wilson's morphogenetic systems of the world System Dominant geomorphological processes Landscape ...

Google previewRed & Lateritic Soils (1998)

by J. L. Sehgal, Winfried E. H. Blum, K. S. Gajbhiye

Laterite is a highly weathered material rich in secondary oxides of iron or aluminium or both. It is nearly devoid of bases and primary silicates, but it may contain large amounts of quartz and kaolinite. It is either hard or capable of hardening on ...

Google previewThe Human Impact on the Natural Environment (2000)

by Andrew Goudie

Laterite is a pedological leprosy. Man's activities aggravate the ...

Google previewGeological Survey Professional Paper (1958)

433, laterite is a soil term. It is an illuvial horizon, largely of iron oxides, with a slaglike cellular or pisolitic structuro, and of such a degree of hardness that it may be quarried out and used in ...

Google previewAtlas of Economic Mineral Deposits (2012)

by Colin J. Dixon

Lateritic Bauxite Deposits Laterite is the name given to a class of surface residual materials largely composed of iron and aluminium hydroxide minerals. It forms an essential part of the so-called lateritic weathering profile that is frequently ...

Google previewThe Encyclopædia Britannica: A-ZYM (1903)

by Day Otis Kellogg, Thomas Spencer Baynes, William Robertson Smith

Laterite is a ferruginous and argillaceous rock, varying Laterii* from 30 to 200 feet thick, which often occurs over the trap area, but is also found in other districts. As a rule it makes rather barren land; it is highly porous, and the rain rapidly sinks ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica ... (1881)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature ... in Thirty Volumes with New American Supplement

Laterite is a ferruginous and argillaceous rock, varying Laterite from 30 to 200 feet thick, which often occurs ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1891)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

Laterite is a ferruginous and argillaccous rock, varying Late-rim from 30 to 200 feet thick, which often occurs over the trap area, but is also found in other districts. As a rule it makes rather barren land, it is highly porous; and the rain rapidly sinks ...

Google previewThe Encyclopædia Britannica (1895)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, with New Maps and Original American Articles by Eminent Writers

Laterite is a ferruginous and argillaceous rock, varying from 30 to 200 feet thick, which often occurs over the trap area, but is also found in other districts. As a rule it makes rather barren land; it is highly porous, and the rain rapidly sinks into it.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Change (2013)

Three Volume Set by John A Matthews

MAC Laterite develops in seasonal tropical or subtropical climates, and is a RESIDUAL product of largescale, deep CHEMICAL WEATHERING where SILICA and bases are leached from the PARENT MATERIAL, creating a concentration of ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Physical Geography (2013)

by David S. G. Thomas, Andrew S. Goudie

laterite A surface accumulation of the products of rigorous chemical selection, developing where conditions favour greater mobility of alkalis, alkali earths and silica than of iron and aluminium. Bauxite is ...

Google previewThe Rosen Comprehensive Dictionary of Chemistry (2007)

by John O. E. Clark, William Hemsley

laterite. laevorotatory Describing a compound with optical activity that causes the plane of polarized light to relate in an anticlockwise direction. Indicated by the prefix ( - )- or l -. levulose Alternative name for fructose. lambda particle Type of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Prehistory (2012)

Volume 8: South and Southwest Asia by Peter N. Peregrine, Melvin Ember

DIAGNOSTIC MATERIALATTRIBUTES : Megalithic burialfeatures in distinctive forms, including rockcut caves— rectangular chambers carvedinto laterite bedrock, 'umbrella' stone megaliths (toppikkal), and 'hood' stone megaliths ( kodakkal; ...

Google previewDictionary of plant sciences (including horticulture) (1989)

by L. L. Somani

Laterite. Laterite includes the sesquioxide-rich, highly weathered clayey material that is hardened irreversibly to concretions, hardpans, or crusts when dehydrated , and hardened relicts of such materials more or less mixed with quartz and ...

Google previewInstant encyclopaedia of geography (1993)

by Shatrughna P. Sinha

went on further thus: The upper surface was formed by general lowering of the landscape over a long period of humid tropical conditions and a thick laterite formed. Then, there was a change to more arid conditions that led to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soil Science (2006)

by R. Lal

INTRODUCTION Laterite is a highly weathered material rich in secondary oxides of iron, aluminum, or both.'1' The material has very low amounts of basic cations and primary silicates, but conversely, may be enriched in quartz and kaolinite.

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