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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

naked karst, bare karst
Karst topography developed beneath a temporary cover. Some naked karsts develop beneath a temporary cover of snow (nival karst) or water [17]. Synonyms: (French.) karst nu; (German.) oberflachlicher nackter Karst; (Greek.) gymnon karst; (Italian.) carso nudo; (Russian.) goly karst or otkryty karst; (Spanish.) karst desnudo; (Turkish.) ciplak karst; (Yugoslavian.) goli krs. See also exposed karst.