bedding grike

bedding grike
   Term used to describe the occurrence of the dissolution and widening (similar to that which occurs in joints) of nearly vertical bedding in karst terranes [8].
   Synonym: (German.) Schichtfugenkarren.

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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  • Spitzkarren —    (German.) These are isolated projections that may be of a beehive form or may be sharply pointed and tend to lie between grikes and the strike ribs of bedding grikes [8].    See also grike; bedding grike; clint …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Schichtfugenkarren —    (German.) See bedding grike …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • limestone pavement —    1. A level, or gently inclined, bare limestone surface scored and fretted by karren. The stripping of soil or cover rocks to expose the bare rock pavement is a glacial process, and the development of the karren both the dissolutional… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • clint —     (British.)    1. Flat or sloping bare limestone outcrops (limestone pavements) weathered into straight sided or furrowed blocks and ridges of limestone which are separated by deep clefts or solutionally widened joints (grikes) that often… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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