marginal polje

   1. Flat plain surrounded by higher limestone country on all except one side which consists of impermeable ridges or hills. Such a feature is normally found on the edge of a karst area or region [20].
   2. Flat limestone plain which is surrounded by higher country but is bordered on one side by impervious rock [10].
   Synonyms: (French.) polje marginal; (German.) Randpolje, Semipolje; (Greek.) perithoriakónpolje’; (Italian.) polje marginale; (Spanish.) polje marginal; (Turkish.) kenar gölova; (Yugoslavian.) rubno polje, robno polje.
   See randpolje.
   Compare blind valley.

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

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