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Karst

Karst is the collective name for all kinds of dissolution phenomena, occurring in limestone. This dissolution can occur on a relatively large scale, and can produce significant changes in landscapes over time. Acid rain and chemical weathering leads to limestone dissolving in water. The results of this can be the formation of: caves, sinkholes, and underground rivers caused by karstic phenomena. The term “Karst” Is named after a region in Slovenia, where karst is widespread.


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