Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

degree of karstification
The ratio of the volume of openings to the total volume of a soluble massif, expressed as a percentage. It is the sum of the activity indices from the initiation of karstification, and so is normally applied only to carbonate rocks with little or no primary porosity [20]. Related to corrosion and solution. Synonyms: (French.) taux de karstification; (German.) Ausma. (Grad) der Verkarstung; (Greek.) vathmos karstikiiseos; (Italian.) grado di carsificazione; (Spanish.) grado de karstificacion; (Turkish.) karstlasma derecesi; (Yugoslavian.) stupanj krskog procesa, stopnja zakrasevanja, stepen karstifikacije.