intermittent spring


A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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  • Intermittent spring — An intermittent spring is a cold water fluctuating spring, the largest of only three known in the world. Intermittent Spring is located in Swift creek canyon in Star Valley, Wyoming.Early native Americans and pioneer settlers that frequently… …   Wikipedia

  • spring, ebb-and-flow —    ; ebbing and flowing well    A spring (flowing well or borehole) exhibiting periodic variation in volume of flow; this variation, which may be regular or irregular, is often attributed in karst regions to siphonic action. Ebb and flow springs… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Spring (hydrosphere) — On an average day nearly 303 million US gallons (1,150,000 m3) of water issue from Big Spring in Missouri at a rate of 469 cubic feet per second (13.3 m3/s). A spring also known as a rising or resurgence is a component of the hydrosphere.… …   Wikipedia

  • spring, periodic —    A spring that shows variation in flow that is either regular or irregular. It may be due to siphonic action [20].    Synonyms: (French.) source périodique; (German.) Periodische Quelle, intermittierende Quelle; (Greek.) periodhiki piyi;… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Spring cavefish — Conservation status Data Deficient (IUCN 2.3) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • intermittent stream —    , intermittent river    1. A stream or river which flows only in direct response to precipitation or to intermittent discharge of a spring; not confined to karst areas, but not uncommon in them [20].    2. A stream or river that flows at… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Intermittent power source — [ Erie Shores Wind Farm monthly output over a two year period] An intermittent power source is a source of electric power generation that may be uncontrollably variable or more intermittent than conventional power sources, and therefore non… …   Wikipedia

  • Intermittent energy source — An intermittent energy source is any source of energy that is not continuously available due to some factor outside direct control. The intermittent source may be quite predictable, for example, tidal power, but cannot be dispatched to meet the… …   Wikipedia

  • spring, intermittent —    1. A karst spring with a pulsating flow, caused by the presence within the rock of cavities and siphons fed by a subterranean watercourse. When the cavity is full, the siphon is complete and causes a pulse of water to issue from the spring.… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • spring, perched karst —    The emergence of underground water some where above the basement of a calcareous massif caused by the interbedding of an impermeable or intermittent perched water table by restricting the vertical movement of water, which instead issues from… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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