doline


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doline

[də′lēn]
(geology)
A general term for a closed depression in an area of karst topography that is formed either by solution of the surficial limestone or by collapse of underlying caves.
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Analysis of the resources of the wild ornamental plants and their scenery of landscape architecture from Dashiwei karst doline and cave cluster scenic spot in Guangxi.
As these sources need to be exposed by partial or complete collapse of dolines, each new opening was probably inspected for chert seams immediately it was noticed.
The genesis and topography of the Late Oligocene (Chattian) doline filling of Oberleichtersbach near Bad Bruckenau (fig.
With the aid of this instrument several gas exits were detected by systematic search at half buried smaller and larger rocks at various locations of the bottom and the transition to the slopes of the doline (Figs.
Even more exciting was the fact that this cave was heading directly for another, several kilometres away, and the second geological wonder in this area has to offer -- the Great Doline.
Old as well as active dolines or sinkholes dot the Berry campus.
318 Cenotes are big karstic dolines, sometimes in the open air, sometimes in underground caverns, that perforate the calcareous structure of Sian Ka'an.
The Wola live in small houses scattered along the sides of their dolines and valleys, in areas of extensive cane grass land, the watersheds between which are heavily forested.
An alternative mechanism for underprinting is suggested by dolines of sinkholes developed either in unusual materials or in anomalous topographic positions.
This grassland community does not occur frequently in the survey area, and is characteristic of flattish morphotypes, the bottom of dolines and slightly sloping drainage lines.