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
Terraces and related forms covered or composed of carbonates precipitated from water. Such precipitation is usually from saturated bicarbonate waters (as from karst) when they enter a zone of turbulent flow . Synonyms: (French.) terrasse de travertin; (German.) Travertin-Terrabe; (Greek.) anavathmos travertinou; (Italian.) spianata di travertino; (Spanish.) terrazas travertinicas; (Turkish.) sutasi tracalari; (Yugoslavian.) slapovi. See also constructive waterfall.