8. Tropical Weathering


How do weathering and soil-forming processes differ across the humid and arid tropics?

This Article explores the weathering processes in the humid tropics and the arid tropics. Observes why these weathering processes differ. Looks at the various weathering and soil-forming processes that occur in the humid and arid tropics and why these occur such as the role of moisture, the role of salt, insolation and salt crystal growth. Includes examples and data from various case studies: Boende, Bahrain, Kano, South-East Asia, duricrusts in Australia, etc.

10 pages / 5316 words.

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September 2017


ISSN: 2399-9721

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