- See rimstone barrage
A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. Courtesy of the author & The Karst Waters Institute. 2002.
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rimstone barrage — , rimstone barrier, rimstone dam A wall shaped deposit that impounds pools of water in caves, around springs, and in cascades of streams saturated with calcium bicarbonate . Synonym: (French.) gour. See also rimstone; rimstone… … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology
terraced flowstone — Shallow rimstone pools on outward sloping walls . See also rimstone barrage; rimstone barrier; rimstone dam; constructive waterfall … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology
gour — Flowstone deposit, normally of calcite, built up along the edge of a pool due to precipitation from a thin film of overflow water. Once initiated, by calcite saturated water overflowing from floor hollows, development is selfenhancing, and the … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology
river — river1 riverless, adj. riverlike, adj. /riv euhr/, n. 1. a natural stream of water of fairly large size flowing in a definite course or channel or series of diverging and converging channels. 2. a similar stream of something other than water: a… … Universalium