UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis
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Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

Mechanical erosion by whirling water that may carry sand and gravel; pothole erosion [10]. Mechanical erosion by rotating or whirling water carrying sand, gravel, cobbles, or boulders in suspension or as bedload [20]. Synonyms: (French.) evorsion; (German.) (Auswaschung), Auskolkung; (Greek.) mihaniki diavrosis; (Italian.) evorsione; (Spanish.) evorsion; (Turkish.) dev kazani asindirmasi; (Yugoslavian.) vrtlozna erozija.