UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

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Today's GeoWord

epigenic cave   A dissolution cave formed by water whose solutional capacity is derived from surface or near-surface sources, generally carbon dioxide (Palmer, 1991). Cf:  hypogenic cave.