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Physical properties of tropical sandy soils : a large range of behaviours

  title={Physical properties of tropical sandy soils : a large range of behaviours},
  author={Ary Bruand and Christian Hartmann and Gr{\'e}gory Lesturgez},
Sandy soils are often considered as soils with physical properties that are easily defined, however they are far from being simple. This is particularly the case for sandy soils in the tropics where they are subjected to a cycle of wetting and drying associated with seasonality. In this respect small changes in composition lead to significant differences of physical properties. One of the major soil characteristics to be taken into account is the size distribution of the sand grains. If fine… 

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