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
1. Geological action of wearing down a surface . 2. the process of degrading water quality in an aquifer by the addition of contaminants, either naturally or artificially. 3. The process by which various chemicals are altered to form new chemicals; breakdown.