solution pan

   Shallow solution basin or closed depression formed on bare limestone, generally characterized by flat bottom and overhanging sides [10].
   The initial form is a closed hollow created by a humus patch. It may have over-hanging side walls and a flat floor covered by algae and small pieces or broken rock. Diameters are rarely greater than 15 cm [3].
   Synonyms: (German.) Kamenitza or Kamenica, opferkeßel; (British.) panhole; (Spanish.) tinajita.
   See Kamenica.

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

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