- See bedding-plane cave.
A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. Courtesy of the author & The Karst Waters Institute. 2002.
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cave — 1. ‘A natural home in the ground, large enough for human entry’ is probably the most useful definition. This covers the enormous variety of caves that do occur but eliminates the many artificial tunnels and galleries incorrectly named caves.… … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology
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bedding-plane cave — 1. Bedding planes are widespread and very significant features within most carbonate rocks, and cave passages are commonly guided by them. Their structure, their distribution and the chemical contrasts that some bedding planes provide may be… … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology
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phreatic cave — 1. Cave conceived and developed by dissolution, usually below the water table, where all voids are water filled within the phreas. Phreatic caves may include loops deep below the water table, particularly in dipping limestone with widely… … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology
vertical cave — A vertical passage within a cave system, formed along joints by which underground watercourses are transferred from a higher to a lower bedding plane . They may become transformed into vertical shafts by sufficiently uniform dissolution … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology