Tropical laterite profile in HW of Bwana Mkubwa open pit, Dec. 1972. Devloped on dolomitic sediemnts (right) overlain by gabbro sll(Left)

Geomorphology and Weathering

Mr. Berry has carried out extensive studies of lateritic soil profiles in central Africa and saprolitic profiles in the southern Appalachians. In t he latter case these included determination of denudation and chemical weathering rates.  This information led in turn to ideas about the dominant denudation processes acting in these areas.