Karst in a changing world

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Statementedited by Kazuko Urushibara-Yoshino and Paul Williams.
SeriesZeitschrift für Geomorphologie. Supplement volume ;, n.F., 131, Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie., n.F., 131.
ContributionsUrushibara-Yoshino, Kazuko., Williams, Paul W., International Conference on Geomorphology (5th : 2001 : Tokyo, Japan)
LC ClassificationsGB599.2 .L27 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination112 p. :
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3725530M
ISBN 103443211313
LC Control Number2003362182

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Karst in a changing world. Berlin: Gebrüder Borntraeger, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Kazuko Urushibara-Yoshino; Paul W Williams.

Global Assessment of Water Stress in Karst Regions in a changing world Karst develops by the dissolution of carbonate rock. About 7–12% of the Earth’s continental area is covered by karst regions and approximately one quarter of the global population is completely or partially dependent on drinking water from karst aquifers.

The writer has been occupied with karst problems for 50 years and first visited China in as leader of a Royal Society delegation of British geomorphologists - the first delegation from the UK to visit China since Karst in a changing world book inauguration Karst in a changing world book the new China and at the end of the Cultural Revolution.

Karst aquifers contribute substantially to freshwater supplies in many regions of the world, but are vulnerable to contamination and difficult to manage because of their unique hydrogeological characteristics. Many karst systems are hydraulically connected over wide areas and require transboundary exploration, protection and management.

In order to obtain a better global overview of karst Cited by: Introduction. Throughout the world karst landscapes vary from rolling hills dotted with sinkholes, as found in portions of the central United States, to jagged hills and pinnacle karst found in the development of all karst landforms requires the presence of rock which is capable of being dissolved by surface water or ground water.

The term karst describes a distinctive topography. World Heritage Caves and Karst: A Thematic Study 2 Definitions Karst Landscapes The word karst can be traced back to pre-Indoeuropean origins (Gams, ; Kranjc ).

It stems from karra/gara meaning stone, and its derivatives are found in many languages of Europe and the Middle East. A stony limestone region known as Kras (later germanicised to Karst). Inspire a love of reading with Amazon Book Box for Kids Discover delightful children's books with Amazon Book Box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months — new Amazon Book Box Prime customers receive 15% off your first box.

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Karst is an area of land made up of one, also known as chalk or calcium carbonate, is a soft rock that dissolves in water. As rainwater seeps into the rock, it slowly erodes. Karst landscapes can be worn away from the top or dissolved from a weak point inside the rock.

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This region is characterized by shallow surface soil, high infiltration capacity, and complex topography due to special geologic conditions (Jiang et al. Carbonate aquifers supply freshwater to about one-quarter of the world population.

Their particular hydrodynamic behavior is a valuable property for groundwater extraction, on the downside, carbonate aquifers are vulnerable to overexploitation and pollution. Fractures, fissures, and typical karst features, such as conduits and vertical shafts, create high regional hydraulic conductivities and.

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The erosion of limestone has formed the spectacular karst landscape in Krabi and Phang Nga Bay (once coral reefs hundreds of millions of years ago) due to the chemical weathering where acid rain, which produces carbonic acid, has dissolved layers of soluble bedrock.

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