base level, karst

   See karst base level.

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

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  • karst base level —    Level below which karstification does not or has not taken place [10].    Synonyms: base level of karstification [20]; (French.) niveau de base karstique; (German.) Korrosionsniveau; (Greek.) basis apokarstoseos, or better ‘ patoma… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • base level —    Lowest level of erosion by a stream [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • base level of erosion —    The lowest theoretical level of surface to be achieved by erosion [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Base level — The base level of a river or stream is the lowest point to which it can flow, often referred to as the mouth of the river. For large rivers, sea level is usually the base level, but a large river or lake is likewise the base level for tributary… …   Wikipedia

  • base of karstification —    Level below which karstification has not occurred.    See also karst base level …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • canyon passage —    1. A tubular passage (cave) that is formed by underground streams following gently tilted beddingplane partings or fractures and are eroding channels downward through the rock.    Their ceiling heights are greater than their widths. They are… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • spring, overflow —    A spring that is part of a distributary but which drains only at the level above base flow …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • cave — cavelike, adj. /kayv/, n., v., caved, caving. n. 1. a hollow in the earth, esp. one opening more or less horizontally into a hill, mountain, etc. 2. a storage cellar, esp. for wine. 3. Eng. Hist. a secession, or a group of seceders, from a… …   Universalium

  • Australia — /aw strayl yeuh/, n. 1. a continent SE of Asia, between the Indian and the Pacific oceans. 18,438,824; 2,948,366 sq. mi. (7,636,270 sq. km). 2. Commonwealth of, a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, consisting of the federated states and… …   Universalium

  • Orjen — Mount Orjen from the North (6 June 2001) Elevation 1,894 m (6,214 ft) …   Wikipedia

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