rimstone dam


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

  • Rimstone — Rimstone, also called gours, is a type of speleothem (cave formation) in the form of a miniature stone dam. Rimstone is made up of calcite and other minerals that build up in cave pools. The formation created, which looks like stairs, often… …   Wikipedia

  • rimstone — /rim stohn /, n. Geol. a calcareous deposit forming a dam at the edge or outlet of an overflowing pool of water, as in a cavern. [1925 30; RIM + STONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • rimstone — ˈrimzˌtōn, mˌst noun : a calcareous deposit formed as a ring around an overflowing basin (as of a mineral hot spring) * * * /rim stohn /, n. Geol. a calcareous deposit forming a dam at the edge or outlet of an overflowing pool of water, as in a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • constructive waterfall —    A large rimstone dam on a surface stream [10]. See rimstone dam.    Synonyms: (French.) chute incrustante; (German.) Waßerfall, inkrustierender?, Sinter...?, Sinterbecken; (Greek.) katarráktis; (Italian.) ( vasche d’incrostazione); (Spanish.)… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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  • 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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