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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

What landform features on the map indicate that this is a karst region?

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The features on the map that indicate that the given region is a karst region.

Explanation

Karst topography is formed by the effects of solutions and re-precipitation of dissolved minerals, especially calcium carbonate. The conditions that encourage the development of karst topography are humid warm climates with sufficient precipitation and vegetation along with permeable rock strata. Sink holes are surface depressions created by the solution of soluble rock. They are formed at places where intersecting joints meet.

Karst topography results in caverns, lakes and depressions (sink holes), swamps, poor drainage, and small mounds or hummocks...

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