Karst and Paleokarst
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Karst is a term used to describe the processes and products of the natural dissolution of soluble rocks, usually limestone. It produces a distinctive suite of surface geomorphological features on scales of millimeter to kilometer. Many karst landforms are intimately linked to underground drainage systems, or caves, which are an integral component of karst landscapes. Caves, and their contained sediments and precipitated minerals, form an invaluable and often dateable archive recording hydrological, climatic and landscape change.
Cave, Dissolution, Geomorphology, Hydrology, Karren, Landform, Landscape, Limestone, Phreatic, Vadose
Simms, M.J., "Karst and Paleokarst" (2014). KIP Articles. 3016.