Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

canopy
1. Overhanging flowstone that projects from a cave wall. It may be a remnant of a once continuous false floor or a mass of flowstone that has built steadily outwards to create its own overhang [9]. 2. A compound cave formation consisting of flowstone hanging from a sloping wall projection and forming a fringe of shawls or stalactites on the outer edge [10].