rimstone barrier

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 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 [10].    Synonym: (French.) gour.    See also rimstone; rimstone… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • terraced flowstone —    Shallow rimstone pools on outward sloping walls [10].    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

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