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Definition of the noun laterite
What does laterite mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: laterites
- a red soil produced by rock decay; contains insoluble deposits of ferric and aluminum oxides
Alternative definition of the noun laterite
- 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.
- synonym: murram
"Laterite" a.k.a. "Latérite" is a book by Véronique Tadjo.
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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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 ...
Geochemical 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 ...
Applied Sedimentology (2000)
by Richard C. Selley
As generally understood, laterite is the product of intensely weathered material.
Climatic Geomorphology (2005)
Laterites for construction Laterite is a rock of very diverse uses and is resistant to erosion.
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 ...
Geological Survey Bulletin (1963)
Laterite is the silica-deficient residual deposit, ...
Karst 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 ...
Objective general studies (2010)
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.
Technical 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Red & 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 ...
by Andrew Goudie
Laterite is a pedological leprosy. Man's activities aggravate the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Encyclopaedia 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 ...
The 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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Encyclopedia 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; ...
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 ...
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 ...
Encyclopedia 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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- Laterite cap on Mt. Lesueur
Cenozoic Laterite cap overlaying Triassic Lesueur Sandstone on Mt. Lesueur, on Lesueur walktrail, north east corner of Mount Lesueur, Lesueur National Park, WA.
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- Laterite geometry
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- Laterite road, South-Western Madagascar
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- Bricks and Laterite
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- Laterite Walls
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- Red laterite soil & neon green paddy
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