sinking stream

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

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  • sinking river —    , sinking stream    A small stream that disappears underground [10].    See also lost river; doline; ponor; sink; sinkhole; stream sink; sumidero; swallet; swallow hole …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Stream capture — Stream capture, river capture, or stream piracy is a geomorphological phenomenon occurring when a stream or river drainage system or watershed is diverted from its own bed, and flows instead down the bed of a neighbouring stream. This can happen… …   Wikipedia

  • stream — Synonyms and related words: Brownian movement, X ray, Zeitgeist, abound, abundance, actinic ray, actinism, advance, affluence, afflux, affluxion, air current, ample sufficiency, ampleness, amplitude, angular motion, appear, arise, ascend,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sinking — Synonyms and related words: Brownian movement, advance, aging, angular motion, anxious, apprehensive, ascending, ascent, axial, axial motion, back, back flowing, backflowing, backing, backward, backward motion, bad, baptism, burial, career,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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

  • lost river —    1. A surface river or stream flowing onto or over karst that then disappears completely underground through a swallow hole (ponor) and which may or may not rise again and flow as a resurgent surface river or stream [20].    2. In a karst… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • REFERENCES — 1. Bates, R. L. and J. A. Jackson. 1980. Glossary of Geology. American Geological Institute. Falls Church, Va. 751 pp. 2. Bear, J. 1979. Hydraulics of Groundwater. McGraw Hill Inc. New York, NY. 569 pp. 3. Bögli, A. 1980. Karst Hydrology and… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • climate — /kluy mit/, n. 1. the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years. 2. a region or… …   Universalium

  • Earth Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Geology and Geochemistry       The theme of the 33rd International Geological Congress, which was held in Norway in August 2008, was “Earth System Science: Foundation for Sustainable Development.” It was attended by nearly… …   Universalium

  • Thermohaline circulation — A summary of the path of the thermohaline circulation/ Great Ocean Conveyor. Blue paths represent deep water currents, while red paths represent surface currents The term thermohaline circulation (THC) refers to a part of the large scale ocean… …   Wikipedia

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