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Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

dye test
Determination of direction and rate of flow of streams by marking them with dye at the infiltration area and then identifying and timing the reappearance of color at lower-lying springs, in river beds and elsewhere in a cave system [20]. Synonyms: (French.) coloration; (German.) Farbung, Farbversuch; (Greek.) chrostike ichnithetesis; (Italian.) tracciamento con colorante; (Russian.) method krasjascih, indikatorov; (Spanish.) coloracion; (Turkish.) boya deneyi; (Yugoslavian.) bojenje, barvanje. See also tracer.