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Department
Geology
Course
GEOL 2207
Professor
B.Ward
Semester
Summer

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Karst  Common type of landscape associated with subsidence  Rocks are dissolved by surface or groundwater  Dissolution produces voids which join to form caves and sinkholes  Sinkholes in large numbers form a karst plain Natural rain water slightly acidic  Can be more acidic depending on type of vegetation in the area (coniferous forest .. needles break down  acidic ground water when rain travels through it) Karst in Canada  In the North, water is frozen; cannot percolate … no karst in the
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