A term used in Cyprus for the hardened upper portion of crust of havara [20].
   See also caliche; havara.

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

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mesaoria — The Mesaoria is a broad, sweeping plain which makes up the centre of the island of Cyprus. Geography The Mesaoria plain is bounded on the east and west by the Mediterranean Sea, on the south by the Troodos mountains and on the north by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Mesaoria — es una ancha llanura que se ubica en el centro de la isla de Chipre. Geografía La llanura de Mesaoria está rodeada por el este y el oeste por el mar Mediterráneo, por el sur por los montes Troodos y por el norte por los montes Pentadáctylos o… …   Wikipedia Español

  • caliche —    1. (Chilean and Peruvian.) A natural deposit of nitrates and other salts precipitated at the soil surface.    2. (Mexico and Southwestern United States.) Indurated calcium carbonate and other salts found in the soil at the surface in arid and… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • havara —    Name given in Cyprus to a soft porous carbonate formation, up to several meters thick, found capping many formations and containing fragments and minerals derived from older rocks; it is probably a type of hardpan or caliche [20].    See also… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.