Karst and Paleokarst

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Title:
Karst and Paleokarst
Series Title:
Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
Creator:
Simms, M.J.
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Language:
English

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Subjects / Keywords:
Cave ( local )
Dissolution ( local )
Geomorphology ( local )
Hydrology ( local )
Karren ( local )
Landform ( local )
Landscape ( local )
Limestone ( local )
Phreatic ( local )
Vadose ( local )
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serial ( sobekcm )

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Abstract:
Karst is a term used to describe the processes and products of the natural dissolution of soluble rocks, usually limestone. It produces a distinctive suite of surface geomorphological features on scales of millimeter to kilometer. Many karst landforms are intimately linked to underground drainage systems, or caves, which are an integral component of karst landscapes. Caves, and their contained sediments and precipitated minerals, form an invaluable and often dateable archive recording hydrological, climatic and landscape change.

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This object is protected by copyright, and is made available here for research and educational purposes. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce the object beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to copyright law must be obtained from the copyright holder.

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