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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

moisture content
1. The ratio; expressed as a percentage, of either (a) the weight of water to the weight of solid particles expressed as moisture weight percentage or (b) the volume of water to the volume of solid particles expressed as moisture volume percentage in a given volume of porous medium [22]. 2. The gravimetric water vapor content of air [16]. See also water content.