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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

permafrost karst
A nonkarst term. A pseudokarst developed in areas of permafrost due to melting of ice and frozen ground in a manner superficially similar to the solution of carbonate material in water. A general term embracing intrapermafrost karst, subpermafrost karst, and suprapermafrost karst [20]. (French.) karst de permafrost; (German.) Permafrost Karst ?, Pseudokarst; (Greek.) karst monimou paghtou; (Italian.) pseudo-carsismo di permafrost; (Spanish.) karst de permafrost; (Turkish.) aldatici don karsti; (Yugoslavian.) permafrost krs (kras, karst).