Geology Topics: Sinkholes


Subject:
Geology , Sinkholes

Description:
Documents and data about sinkholes, "one of many kinds of karst landforms, which include caves, disappearing streams, springs, and underground drainage systems. ... Karst is a generic term which refers to the characteristic terrain produced by erosional processes associated with the chemical weathering and dissolution of limestone or dolomite." Provides a FAQ, and a poster showing Florida's sinkholes and diagrams of sinkhole formation. Some material specific to Florida. From the Florida Geological Survey.

Publisher:
Florida Geological Survey, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/geology/geologictopics/sinkhole.htm


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