karst hydrology

   1. The branch of hydrology dealing with hydrological phenomena on and in regions and areas composed totally or in part of rocks which are soluble in water, such as limestones, dolomites, gypsum, and halite [20].
   2. The drainage phenomena of karstified limestones, dolomites, and other slowly soluble rocks [10].
   Synonyms: (French.) hydrologie karstique; (German.) Hydrologie des Karsts; (Greek.) karstike hydrologia; (Italian.) idrologia carsica; (Russian.) gidrologija karsta; (Spanish.) hidrología kárstica; (Turkish.) karst hidrolojisi; (Yugoslavian.).

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

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