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Relict and recent features in tropical alfisols from South India

Paleopedology. Nature and application of paleosols

Auteurs :
BRONGER, A.
BRUHN, N.
BRONGER, A.
CATT, J. A.

Description :
The purpose of this study was to distinguish between recent and relict features in the red soils of South India. The most so-called alfisols in South India are paleosols formed under a much more humid climate. The results show that under present day semiarid conditions deep-weathering cannot balance surface erosion, and in several parts of South India shield inselbergs are coming to the surface indicating the destruction of peneplains.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Catena. Supplement (Giessen), issn : 0722-0723, 1989, n°. 16, p. 107-128, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 55 réf.

Date :
1989

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne, Cremlingen, Catena-Verlag Rohdenburg

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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