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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

What is a sinkhole and how are sinkholes formed?

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The sink holes and the way in which sink holes are formed.

Explanation

Roughly circular surface depressions are known as sink holes or dolines. These are prominent features of many karst landscapes. The water tends to be concentrated at the cross-cutting sets of joint intersect because of infiltration. In lime stones, these are subjected to intense solution producing sinkholes.

Two types of sink holes are distinguished based on the way they form...

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