Draft SoA -Characterising Laterites and Lateritic Soils

This document is the output of Task Force 1 that worked on characterising laterites and lateritic soils.

The document sought to answer two questions:

To what extent can the conventional approaches that have successfully been used to characterize temperate sedimentary soils be also used for fine grained tropical residual soils?

To what extent are conventional index properties useful indicators of fine grained tropical residual soilsw?