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
Water which is in chemical equilibrium with its enclosing media and is thus nonagressive. Water, at about 25"C, in contact with calcite and the normal atmosphere, will contain approximately 30 to 50 ppm of Ca when saturated, variations being mainly due to differing pH. Determination of the saturation point of natural waters is complex . Synonyms: (French.) eau saturee; (German.) gesattigtes Waber; (Greek.) koresmenon ydor; (Italian.) acqua satura; (Spanish.) agua saturada; (Turkish.) doygun su; (Yugoslavian.) zasicena voda.