fenglin karst

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

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  • fenglin —    ; fenglin karst    (Chinese.)    1. A karst, conspicuous in China, that is identified by its isolated limestone hills. Fenglin (pronounced ‘funglin’) translates from Chinese as ‘peak forest’, and is distinguished from fengcong. Both fenglin… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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  • fengcong —    ; fengcong karst    (Chinese.)    1. A karst, conspicuous in China, that is identified by its clustered limestone hills. Fengcong (pronounced ‘fungston’), which translates as ‘peak cluster’, is a mature karst normally developed during long… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • fungling —    ; fungling karst    (Chinese.)    Isolated limestone hill in alluvial plain, probably similar to mogote [10].    See also fengcong; fenglin; mogote; tower karst …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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