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. Randomly shaped cavities created by undirected phreatic dissolution in a massive, essentially homogeneous limestone. Fine examples occur in Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico . 2. An arrangement of partitioned depressions found in cave ceilings and walls, and attributed to the differential solution of submerged karst limestones. Larger and more isolated hollows are known as 'pockets' .