Morphometry and distribution of isolated caves as a guide for phreatic and confined paleohydrological conditions

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Morphometry and distribution of isolated caves as a guide for phreatic and confined paleohydrological conditions
Series Title:
Geomorphology
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Frumkin, Amos
Fischhendler, Itay
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English

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Maze Caves ( local )
Chamber Caves ( local )
Karst Aquifer ( local )
Cave Formation ( local )
Cave Morphology' Groundwater Dissolution ( local )
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serial ( sobekcm )

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Abstract:
Isolated caves are a special cave type common in most karst terrains, formed by prolonged slow water flow where aggressivity is locally boosted. The morphometry and distribution of isolated caves are used here to reconstruct the paleohydrology of a karstic mountain range. Within a homogenous karstic rock sequence, two main types of isolated caves are distinguished, and each is associated with a special hydrogeologic setting: maze caves form by rising water in the confined zone of the aquifer, under the Mt. Scopus Group (Israel) confinement, while chamber caves are formed in phreatic conditions, apparently by lateral flow mixing with a vadose input from above.
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Geomorphology, Vol. 67, no. 3-4 (2005-04-30).

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