bare karst

   A type of karst landscape lacking soil cover and where dissolution of carbonate rocks to form karst landforms occurs primarily on the exposed bedrock surface [9].
   See naked karst.

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

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  • karst —    A kind of topography formed in limestone, gypsum, or other soluble rocks by dissolution, and that is characterized by closed depressions, sinkholes, caves, and underground drainage. Various types of karst can be recognized depending upon the… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • 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.)… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • covered karst —    1. A fossil or currently developing karst in karst limestone which underlies superficial deposits or other rock, and which may produce landforms at the surface which reflect subsurface karstification [19]; contrasted with naked karst, which is …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • exposed karst —    A general term for bare karstic rocks outcropping at the surface of the ground. It embraces karst areas without any initial cover (naked karst) or exposed by erosion of the residuum and soil (denuded karst) or of the allochthonous cover… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • pinnacle karst —    1. Tropical karst characterized by vertical rock blades fretted sharped by dissolution. It is practically indistinguishable from arête karst and tsingi, and includes the varieties known as shilin. The Pinnacles in the Mulu karst of Saraway… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • arête and pinnacle karst —    A landscape of naked reticulated raw topped ridges having almost vertical slopes and a relief of as much as 120 meters. The ridges rise above forest covered corridors and depressions. Found in New Guinea at elevations of 2,000 meters and more… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • pavement karst —    Areas of bare limestone, usually sculpted by solution erosion into karren of various types and where soils have been stripped off, commonly by glaciation in alpine areas (e.g., Rocky Mountains, USA) and high latitudes, and by water erosion in… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • Karren, free —    (German.) Bare karst; water flows unhindered over the limestone surface [3] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Karrenfeld —    (German.) An area of limestone dominated by karren [10]. These appear as bare karst and consist of the sum of exposed and half exposed karren, occasionally also of covered karren which have become exposed. They range in size from a few… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Karren field —    (German.) An area of limestone dominated by karren [10]. These appear as bare karst and consist of the sum of exposed and half exposed karren, occasionally also of covered karren which have become exposed. They range in size from a few… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology


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