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karst

 (kärst)
n.
An area of irregular limestone in which erosion has produced fissures, sinkholes, underground streams, and caverns.

[German, after the Karst, a limestone plateau near Trieste (where geologists first studied karstic landscapes) .]

karst′ic adj.

karst

(kɑːst)
n
(Physical Geography) (modifier) denoting the characteristic scenery of a limestone region, including underground streams, gorges, etc
[C19: German, from Karst, limestone plateau near Trieste]
ˈkarstic adj

karst

(kɑrst)

n.
an area of limestone terrane characterized by sinks, ravines, and underground streams.
[1900–05; < German, generic use of Karst, name of limestone plateau N of Trieste]
karst′ic, adj.

karst

Limestone landscape with a largely bare, rocky surface and rivers that flow through underground caves.
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Most of Lebanon's geology is highly permeable karstic rock, which is easily contaminated by surface pollution.
The red octopus Octopus maya is an endemic benthic species that lives in shallow waters off the Yucatan Peninsula up to a maximum depth of 60 m, in seagrass beds and caves in the karstic bedrock.
Their cliffs, white with black stains, are steep and forbidding and interspersed with karstic fissures and caves, which were often used for burials (Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Area Cultural Relics Team 1993).
The multidisciplinary research will characterise the major karstic process including cave microclimate, infiltration water as a transport vehicle of gases, cave ventilation using the variations of carbon isotopic signal of air, water and mineral in each phase (soil, epikarst and cave atmosphere) involved in the carbon fluxes.
In 2011, the number of wells in province was 7312 and number of aqueducts was 1490, number of springs was 6584, number of streams, water pump motor and dikes was 745, 2911 and 109, respectively and Azna city's share was approximately 1008 deep and semi-deep wells, 30 water pump motors, 2000 springs that about 30% of these springs are karstic springs[1].
Hypotheses for Dwelling" is an odd but intriguing poem, peppered with words from biology and geology--reticular, karstic, cambium--that offset its more conventionally melodious lines.
i) The Kis-Gaja Ridge site is located in a shallow depression (dolina) of a karstic plateau with semi-humid tall grasses (Arrhenaterum elatius, Dactylis polygama, Brachypodium pinnatum) rich in different Asteraceae (Cirsium arvense, Centaurea spp.
1992), "Analysis of a Karstic Aquifer Management by Fuzzy Composite Programming", Water Resources Bulletin (28: 1), 1992, pp.
Shang C, Tiessen H (2003) Soil organic C sequestration and stabilization in karstic soils of Yucatan.
In a second Brief Communication, Sebastien Plutniak and others describe an interdisciplinary French-Indonesian archaeological project being carried out in the karstic rainforest region of East Kalimantan.
In the lower part of the study area, shelly limestone outcrops with abundant karstic voids are observed.
Five case histories share lessons learned from the new Australian tunneling method, pile load testing at a power plant, foundation geometry for a sports arena, static load prediction, and a high-rise tower built on karstic limestone.