A glossary of Karst terminology

Water Supply Paper 1899-K



This glossary includes most terms used in describing karst geomorphologic features and processes. The terms are primarily those used in the literature of English-speaking countries, but a few of the more common terms in French, German, and Spanish are included, with references to the corresponding English terms where they are available. The glossary also includes simple definitions of the more common rocks and minerals found in karst terrain, common terms of hydrology, and a number of the descriptive terms used by speleologists. The glossary does not include definitions of most biospeleological terms, geologic structure terms, varieties of carbonate rock that require microscopic techniques for identification, or names describing tools and techniques of cave exploration.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title A glossary of Karst terminology
Series title Water Supply Paper
Series number 1899
Chapter K
DOI 10.3133/wsp1899K
Edition -
Year Published 1970
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Govt. Print. Off.,
Description 26 p. ;24 cm.
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