spring, periodic

   A spring that shows variation in flow that is either regular or irregular. It may be due to siphonic action [20].
   Synonyms: (French.) source périodique; (German.) Periodische Quelle, intermittierende Quelle; (Greek.) periodhiki piyi; (Italian.) sorgente periodica; (Spanish.) fuente periódica; (Turkish.) periyodik kaynak; (Yugoslavian.) periodic \# ini izvor ( izvir).
   Related to intermittent spring.

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

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