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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

cupola karst
A type of karst topography common in the tropics in which the residual hills rise in hemispherical or dome-capped mounds from intervening depressions or sinkholes [20]. See also cone karst; cupola; pinnacle karst; tower karst. Synonyms: (French.) karst a cupules, coupole; (German.) Kegelkarst; (Greek.) konoidhes karst; (Italian.) carsismo con forme residuali a cupola; (Spanish.) karst de cupulas; (Turkish.) kubbeli karst; (Yugoslavian.) kupolni krs (kras).