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karst

limestone topography typified by potholes, caverns and underground streams.
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This concept allows for vertically directed recharge down-dip into basin-scale flow systems, a wide range of FGWZ--stream interaction, and karstification of adjacent evaporite strata (Baechler and Boehner 2014).
1986) Preliminary study on karstification and hydro-thermal metallogenesis of the Jiepaiyu realgar deposit, Hunan province.
Leaching, karstification, and other processes that took place in the pre-Devonian continental period or during the Devonian might have altered the corresponding rocks in some places, possibly under subareal or near-surface conditions.
To quantitate surface karstification we have devised a "karst index", a measure of the density of hachured (closed) contour lines within a given area.
A process of karstification that increases from west to east leads to the formation of underground caverns, or cenotes, lying symbolically between the constructions of Tikal and Tulum.
The top of the upper Fusselman in a number of wells is characterized by diagenetic textures indicative of karstification and soil formation, both of which suggest a prolonged period of subaerial erosion prior to deposition of the overlying Wristen Formation (Garfield and Longman, 1989; Mazzullo et al.
In addition, the Mn element content in the karst cave-filling calcite and karst breccia was higher than that in the bedrock, indicating that they were formed through complete open meteoric water karstification conditions (Huang et al.
The reason for this is that the Coastal Group has the advantages of excellent coastal exposures and diverse ichnofossils without the disadvantages, particularly in the White Limestone Group, of karstification and case hardening.
A simple map index of karstification and its relationship to sinkhole andcave distribution in Tennessee.
There is also the possibility that subsidence in these grabens with anomalously low aspect ratios (width/ length) and frequent sinkholes could be partially related to the karstification of the underlying Jurassic carbonates and Triassic evaporites (Gutierrez et al.