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Main Title A lexicon of cave and karst terminology with special reference to environmental karst hydrology /
Author Field, Malcolm S.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher National Center for Environmental Assessment--Washington Office, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2002
Report Number EPA/600/R-02/003 ; EPA/600/CR-02/003
Stock Number PB2003-101677
OCLC Number 50508815
Subjects Caves--Dictionaries ; Karst--Dictionaries ; Hydrology, Karst--Dictionaries
Additional Subjects Terminology ; Dictionaries ; Karst hydrology ; Nomenclature ; Terms ; Environment research ; Hydrogeology ; Subsurface flow ; Ground water movement ; Hydraulics ; Base flow ; Keywords
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAD  EPA/600/R-02-003 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 09/27/2002
EHBD  EPA/600/R-02/003 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 02/23/2007
EIAD  EPA 600-R-02-003 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 05/28/2013
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-02-003 + CDROM Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/07/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-R-02-003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/30/2015
EJED  EPA 600-CR-02-003 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/04/2018
EKBD  EPA/600/R-02/003 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/27/2002
ELBD  EPA 600-R-02-003 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/01/2002
EMAD  EPA/600/CR-02/003 Region 6 Library/Dallas,TX 07/19/2011
EMBD  EPA/600/R-02/003 + CDROM NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 08/30/2002
ERAD  EPA 600/R-02-003 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/06/2002
ESAD  EPA 600-R-02-003 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 09/13/2002
NTIS  PB2003-101677 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 214 pages ; 28 cm + 1 computer optical disc
Several attempts to classify karst terminology in an organized manner have been attempted in the past. The last few glossaries of karst terminology were organized in the late 1960s and published in the early 1970s. Since that time, many new terms related to karst in general have come into use throughout the world while other older karst terms are seldom used nowadays. In the mid 1990s the British Cave Research Association (BCRA) published and updated a dictionary that covers the general area of karst and caves, but did not focus on environmental issues. Many of the more recent karst terms are related to the upsurge in environmentalism and the recognition among karst cognoscenti that karst terranes are much more sensitive to man-induced effects on the environment than are other types of landscapes. In an attempt to be as broad as possible in this glossary, terms related to general hydrology and hydrogeology, common karst rock and mineral types, and many of the descriptive terms used in speleology even where they relate to specific localities, have been included. No attempt was made to exclude foreign karst terms although many are no doubt, missing. This has led to a much larger manuscript than was originally intended when this project was initiated, but it has provided for a more comprehensive document. Because many non-karst professionals, whether working on basic research or on environmental problems, need to have a general working knowledge of karst terminology, this glossary was developed to provide an up-to-date reference for more modern definitions of karst terms both currently in usage and now defunct.
"February 2002." Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-214). "EPA/600/R-02/003." "Supercedes EPA/600/R-99/006,1/'99."