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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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the model does not readily facilitate the integration of abstraction or discharge data and does not produce consistent results in impounded or heavily karstified catchments.
In its southernmost outcrops, the unconformity truncates Triassic carbonate deposits that are strongly karstified.
The Simsima Formation was exposed and karstified prior to Muthaymimah being deposited with strong angular unconformity.
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The top of the Chiltan is a major unconformity marked by subaerial exposure surface with karstified solution breccia.
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Silicification here is contingent upon the availability of a suitable host substrate, namely karstified calcrete, because in its absence, new clay minerals are more likely to form from excess aqueous silica in more alluvial soils.
Resistivity depth-sounding was carried outside of known karstified fracture zones to study resistivity patterns in a normal geological vertical section.