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Laterites have developed essentially from long-term exposure of cratonic rock areas to the atmosphere and hydrosphere under tropical conditions. During the last decade, increasing interest has focused on laterite dynamics, based on previously well-established mineralogic and petrological investigations throughout the tropical belt. To understand laterite dynamics from the landscape scale to the mineral scale, scientists need to quantify...

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