karst plain

   1. Large flat surface in karst formed by erosion and corrosion [20].
   2. A plain on which closed depressions, subterranean drainage, and other karst features may be developed. Also called karst plateau [10].
   Synonyms: (French.) plateau karstique; (German.) Karstebene, Karstrandebene, Korrosionsfläche; (Greek.) karstikon pedhion; (Italian.) piano carsico; (Russian.) karstovaja ravnina; (Spanish.) llanura kárstica; (Turkish.) karst ovas 2; (Yugoslavian.) krs \# ka zaravan, površ, kras \# ki ravnik.
   See also marginal polje.

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

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