UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis
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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

lithostratigraphy
A formal naming system that allows the description of rock successions in terms of recognizable defined units on a local scale. The units, which comprise supergroups, groups, formations, members and beds in decreasing order of size, are described on the basis of observable characteristics [9].