- 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 soil free.2. A generally subdued karst landscape developed where carbonate rocks are affected by dissolutional processes beneath a soil cover (see bare karst) .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. Courtesy of the author & The Karst Waters Institute. 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 . 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 . 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 . 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 . 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