6.16 Rock Features and Morphogenesis in Epigenic Caves


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6.16 Rock Features and Morphogenesis in Epigenic Caves
Series Title:
Treatise on Geomorphology
Slabe, T.
Prelovsek, M.
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Subjects / Keywords:
Cave-Rock Features ( local )
Cave-Rock Relief ( local )
Caves ( local )
Karst ( local )
Speleogenesis ( local )
Speleogenetic Factors ( local )
Speleogenetic Features ( local )
Speleogenetic Processes ( local )
Speleology ( local )
Speleomorphology ( local )
serial ( sobekcm )


The factors that form karst caves also leave their traces on the interior surface of the caves. These traces are called rock features. Rock features combine to create the overall relief, the shape of the interior surface of a cave. Rock features and rock relief therefore offer the first and often even comprehensive explanation of the formation and development of the caves that characteristically hollow karst aquifers.
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Treatise on Geomorphology, Vol. 6 (2013-01-01).

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