karst topography

[ kärst ]

  1. A landscape that is characterized by numerous caves, sinkholes, fissures, and underground streams. Karst topography usually forms in regions of plentiful rainfall where bedrock consists of carbonate-rich rock, such as limestone, gypsum, or dolomite, that is easily dissolved. Surface streams are usually absent from karst topography.

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How to use karst topography in a sentence

  • In a few places their calcareous members have been weathered out in such a manner as to show karst topography.