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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

karst barre
(French.) 1. A karst terrane of limited area completely surrounded by rocks of low permeability [10]. 2. Term for karst areas whose lower part is enclosed and bordered by more or less impervious rocks which impedes ground-water flow out of the karst area. Synonyms: (French.) karst barre; (German.) Riegelkarst; (Greek.) phragmenon karst; (Spanish.) karst cerrado; (Turkish.) setli karst; (Yugoslavian.) zagaceni krs (kras), zajezeni kras.