- Karst topography entirely buried by relatively younger post-rock or sediments and not part of the contemporary landscape .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. Courtesy of the author & The Karst Waters Institute. 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  … 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 . 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 . 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 ; 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