Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms
Based on "A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special to Environmental Karst Hydrology" EPA/600/R-02/003, 2002, EPA: Washington, DC., Speleogenesis Glossary includes 2699 cave & karst terms
Example of the Karst & Cave Glossary:
Basin in which water is spread for recharge .
1. Deposition of a crust (of calcite, etc.) upon an object by precipitation from water oversaturated with salts (calcium bicarbonate, etc.) . 2. The deposition of mineral matter by water . Synonyms: (French.) incrustation; (German.) Krustenbildung; (Greek.) epiphlioma; (Italian.) incrostazione; (Russian.) obrazovanie natecnih kor; (Spanish.) incrustcion; (Turkish.) kabuk baglama, kabuklasma; (Yugoslavian.) inkrustacija.