- Determination of direction and rate of flow of streams by marking them with dye at the infiltration area and then identifying and timing the reappearance of color at lower-lying springs, in river beds and elsewhere in a cave system .Synonyms: (French.) coloration; (German.) Färbung, Färbversuch; (Greek.) chrostike ichnithetesis; (Italian.) tracciamento con colorante; (Russian.) method krasjascih, indikatorov; (Spanish.) coloración; (Turkish.) boya deneyi; (Yugoslavian.) bojenje, barvanje.See also tracer.
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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