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 soil free.
   2. A generally subdued karst landscape developed where carbonate rocks are affected by dissolutional processes beneath a soil cover (see bare karst) [9].
   Synonyms: (French.) karst couvert; (German.) Bedeckter karst; (Greek.) kekalymenon karst; (Italian.) carso coperto; (Russian.) pokryty0 karst, pokritij karst; (Spanish.) karst cubierto; (Turkish.) örtülü karst; (Yugoslavian.) pokriveni krš, pokriti kras.

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

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  • soil-covered karst —    See subsoil karst …   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 couvert —    (French.) See covered karst …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • covered karren —    Any karren that is covered by soil. Draining water is oversaturated with respect to CO2 so that corrosion is extensive [3].    See also wave karren; root karren; cavernous karren …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • karst — karstic, adj. /kahrst/, n. Geol. an area of limestone terrane characterized by sinks, ravines, and underground streams. [1900 05; < G, generic use of Karst, name of limestone plateau north of Trieste] * * * ▪ geology       terrain usually… …   Universalium

  • subsoil karst —    Karst covered by soil, usually residual soil [17].    Synonyms: (British.) soddy karst; (French.) karst vert, karst subcutané; (German.) bedeckter Karst, bodenbedeckter Karst, grükarst, subkutan karst; (Greek.) ypethaphikon karst; (Russian.)… …   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

  • 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;… …   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

  • bedeckter karst —    See covered karst …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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