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Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

localized circulation
Circulation in karst aquifers in which the water moves in certain preferred zones and does not occupy all or most of the openings below this level [10]. Synonyms: (French.) circulation preferentielle; (German.) Ortlich begrenzte Karstwaber- Zirkulation; (Italian.) circolazione carsica parziale; (Spanish.) circulacion localizada; (Turkish.) yersel dolasim; (Yugoslavian.) lokalizirana (lokalna) cirkulacija. Compare diffuse circulation.