- The height above a free water surface to which water will rise by capillary action .Synonymous with height of capillary rise.
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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capillary rise — kapiliarinis kilimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. capillary rise vok. Kapillaranstieg, m rus. капиллярное повышение, n pranc. ascension capillaire, f; montée capillaire, f … Fizikos terminų žodynas
height of capillary rise — See capillary rise … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology
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