buried karst

   Karst topography entirely buried by relatively younger post-rock or sediments and not part of the contemporary landscape [17].
   Synonyms: fossil karst; (French.) karst couvert, karst fossile, paleokarst; ( German.) bedeckter Karst, Urkarst; ( Greek.) kaymeno paleokarst; ( Italian.) carso sepolto; ( Spanish.) karst soterrado; ( Turkish.) gömülü karst; ( Yugoslavian.) pokriveni krs !!!\#.

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

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  • karst —    (Internationally used term, originally the German form of the Slavic word kras or krš, meaning a bleak waterless place; it is the German name for a district east of Trieste having such terrane.) A terrane, generally underlain by limestone or… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • karst fossile —    (French.) See buried karst …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Karst topography — is a landscape shaped by the dissolution of a layer or layers of soluble bedrock, usually carbonate rock such as limestone or dolomite. Due to subterranean drainage, there may be very limited surface water, even to the absence of all rivers and… …   Wikipedia

  • buried valley —    An ancient valley buried by recent, often glacial deposits [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • mantled karst —    Karst topography that is wholly or partly covered by a relatively thin veneer of post karst rock or sediment and is part of the contemporary landscape [17].    See also buried karst; covered karst …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • interstratal karst —    ; interstratal karstification    1. Features formed by the dissolutional removal of all or part of a buried rock unit. Interstratal karst features are common within highly soluble evaporite rocks such as gypsum and halite, and may be equally… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • exhumed karst —    A karstic outcrop which has been exposed by the erosion of an allochthonous cover; there is an implication that karstification (partial or complete) had preceded the removal of the cover [20].    Mantled karst or buried karst which has been… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • covered karst —    1. A fossil or currently developing karst in karst limestone which underlies superficial deposits or other rock, and which may produce landforms at the surface which reflect subsurface karstification [19]; contrasted with naked karst, which is …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • closed karst —    A karst terrane that is covered by sediments.    Synonyms: (Russian.) skryty0 karst or zakryty0 karst.    See also buried karst; interstratal karst; mantled karst …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • fossile karst —    (French.) See buried karst …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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