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karst

limestone topography typified by potholes, caverns and underground streams.
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Two articles describe the biology of unique karst features.
The second unique karst feature examined in this issue is the karst mountain Mt.
Karst structures control is not limited to valleys per se.
Expressing the complexity of determining the beginning and end of Karst systems life, Bosak in an article--highlights the complexity of these studies.
Waele in an article as an introduction into current Karst geomorphologic transformations on the ground and underground--addressed Karst phenomenon so that where dissolution processes in bedrock impose odd and different morphology on ground features, they are controlled by other factors.
However, to quantitative analysis of temperature, atmospheric and materials radiation power effects of the surface must be considered as a significant factor in developing Karst. In the meantime,
The Effect of Structural Factors and Karst Formation:
As a kind of negative landform geological wonder, karst tiankengs were discovered and first named at the end of the twentieth century in China.
The Concept, Classification and Distribution of Karst Tiankengs
This was later revised to "a large, steep-walled, pit-like, negative, karst landform that opened from beneath towards the surface, with both its depth and diameter more than 100 m, developed in a great thickness of continuous soluble rocks within a deep vadose zone of the aquifer and connecting with an active cave river at its foot" (Zhu and Chen 2005).
Karst tiankengs in China are characterized by their number, large scale, concentrated distribution, great scientific value and high aesthetic value.