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geography

Underground Feature of Karst Landscape

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Name one example of a Karst Landscape that you have studied. Karst landscapes of The Burren, Co. Clare.
How is a limestone pavement formed and give an example. A limestone Pavement is an area of flat, exposed blocks of limestone, which are separated by deep, intersecting joints.
Name 1 underground feature and explain how it was formed. Cave. It's formed when a river disappears down through a swallow hole, it carves out large passages, known as caverns.
What is dissolution and how does it occur? The reversal of carbonation and it occurs when the water evaporates, allowing the carbon dioxide in the solution to escape.
How do stalactites occur ? They occur on the roofs of caves & caverns hanging downwards, towards the floor.
What are pillars and how do they occur? Pillars form when stalagmites and stalactites grow towards each other and eventually join together. AKA Columns.
What are curtains and how do they occur? Curtains form when water containing dissolved limestone runs along a crack in the roof of a cave.
How do flowstones occur? Flowstones occur hen sheets of dripstone form on the walls or floors of caves.
Name the stages of Karst. Youthful, Mature and Old.
What happens in the youthful stage of a Karst region.
Created by: maria_fe