cupola karst

   A type of karst topography common in the tropics in which the residual hills rise in hemispherical or dome-capped mounds from intervening depressions or sinkholes [20].
   Synonyms: (French.) karst à cupules, coupole; (German.) Kegelkarst; (Greek.) konoidhes karst; (Italian.) carsismo con forme residuali a cupola; (Spanish.) karst de cupulas; (Turkish.) kubbeli karst; (Yugoslavian.) kupolni krs \# ( kras).

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

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  • cupola —    A hemispheric hill of limestone [10].    See also cone karst; cupola karst; mogote; pinnacle karst; tower karst.    Synonyms: (French.) cupole; (German.) Halbkugel …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • cone karst —    1. A karst landscape dominated by low conical (or hemispherical) hills that forms only in wet tropical climates. The type example is Gunung Sewu in Java. Individual hills are remarkably uniform, each some few hundred meters in diameter and… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • tower karst —    , towerkarst, turmkarst    1. A spectacular variety of karst landscape dominated by steep or vertical sided limestone towers each 30–300m high. By far the most extensive and best developed tower karst is the Guangxi province of southern China …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • pinnacle karst —    1. Tropical karst characterized by vertical rock blades fretted sharped by dissolution. It is practically indistinguishable from arête karst and tsingi, and includes the varieties known as shilin. The Pinnacles in the Mulu karst of Saraway… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • mogote —    A steep sided hill of limestone, generally surrounded by nearly flat alluviated plains: karst inselberg. Originally used in Cuba in referring to residual hills of folded limestone in the Sierra de los Organos but now used internationally for… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • coupole —    (French.) Cupola or hemispheric hill [10] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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