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:
Shallow rimstone pools on outward-sloping walls . See also rimstone barrage; rimstone barrier; rimstone dam; constructive waterfall.
velocity, average interstitial
The average rate of ground-water flow in interstices expressed as the product of hydraulic conductivity and hydraulic gradient divided by the effective porosity. Synonymous with average linear ground-water velocity or effective velocity.