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James Petersen
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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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What conditions encourage the development of karst features?

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The conditions that encourage the development of karst topography.

Explanation

Karst topography is named after the Karst plateau along Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast. The landforms in which solution plays a dominant role in creation and modification requires specific conditions.

Karst topography is seen in a warm, humid climate with ample precipitation and is most conductive. In warmer humid climates, the amount of vegetation which supplies carbon dioxide to sub surface water is high.

Carbon dioxide helps in the carbonation of limestone and increases the acidity of the water, which encourages solution in general...

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