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Palmer, Arthur N.
White, William B.; Culver, David C.
Solution caves in regions of moderate relief
Encyclopedia of Caves

Caves in regions of moderate relief are widely regarded as the standard to which all others are compared. Tectonic stability is their most significant characteristic. The presence of moderate relief implies that uplift of the land is slow and erosional processes are able to keep pace. As a result, rivers easily erode to their local base levels, and base-level control is reflected in cave passages. The relation between caves and regional geomorphic history is stronger than in any other setting. Examples are given from the Illinois Basin (Kentucky and Indiana), the Ozark Plateau (Missouri), and the Appalachians.

cave origins; Indiana; Mammoth Cave; Ozarks; Appalachians; Obey River; Helderberg Plateau; glacial sediments
Palmer, Arthur N., 2012, Solution caves in regions of moderate relief , 733 - 743 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123838322001080, PDF