closed karst

   A karst terrane that is covered by sediments.
   Synonyms: (Russian.) skryty0 karst or zakryty0 karst.

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

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  • closed depression —    , closed basin    1. Any karst hollow with internal drainage, including dolines, uvalas, poljes, cockpits and all varieties of blind karst valleys, of both small and large scales [9].    2. A general term for any enclosed topographic basin… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • karst pond —    Closed depression in a karst area containing standing water [10] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • 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 plain —    1. Large flat surface in karst formed by erosion and corrosion [20].    2. A plain on which closed depressions, subterranean drainage, and other karst features may be developed. Also called karst plateau [10].    Synonyms: (French.) plateau… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • karst valley —    1. Valleys in karst are normally distinctive due to the lack of integrated surface drainage. Most are either blind (due to being closed where the drainage sinks underground), headless or pocket (where a river emerges from a spring) or dry… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • karst lake —    1. Lakes on karst surface, frequently connected with ground water; lakes in subterranean hollows (caves and caverns) [20].    2. A large area of standing water in extensive closed depression in limestone [10].    Synonyms: (French.) lac de… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • closed basin —    See closed depression …   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

  • closed traverse —    A traverse which begins and ends at survey points with known co ordinates and orientation or at the same point [25] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • karst —    A kind of topography formed in limestone, gypsum, or other soluble rocks by dissolution, and that is characterized by closed depressions, sinkholes, caves, and underground drainage. Various types of karst can be recognized depending upon the… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

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