naked karst

   , bare karst
   Karst topography developed beneath a temporary cover. Some naked karsts develop beneath a temporary cover of snow ( nival karst) or water [17].
   Synonyms: (French.) karst nu; (German.) oberflächlicher nackter Karst; (Greek.) gymnon karst; (Italian.) carso nudo; (Russian.) goly0 karst or otkryty0 karst; (Spanish.) karst desnudo; (Turkish.) ç 2plak karst; (Yugoslavian.) goli krš.
   See also exposed karst.

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

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