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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

pellicular water
1. The film of water left around each grain or fracture surface of water-bearing material after gravity drainage [22]. 2. Water of-adhesion [22]. 3.Water that can be extracted by root absorption and evaporation but cannot be moved by gravity or by the unbalanced film forces resulting from localized evaporation and transpiration [22].