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    Thickness of cap rock and other inportant factors affecting morphogenesis of salt karst
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    Jiří Bruthans, Jakub Šmíd, Michal Filippi, Ondřej Zeman
Other titles
    Debelina krovnine in drugi pomembni dejavniki, ki vplivajo na morfogenezo krasa v soli
    Papers presented at 8th International Karstological School "CLASSICAL KARST - COLLAPSE DOLINES", Postojna, June 26-29th, 2000 (Variant.)
    Bruthans, Jiří
    Filippi, Michal
    Šmíd, Jakub
    Zeman, Ondřej
Source title - serial
    Acta carsologica
    Vol. 29, no. 2
    p. 51-64
    3 obr., 4 fot., 12 bibl.
    Zkr. název ser.: Acta carsol. (Ljubljana)
Subject group
    hydrologie krasová
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Abstract (in english)
   Four classes of different thickness of cap be distinguished, each with its special superficial and underground karst forms: 1. salt outcrops, 2. thin cap rock (0,5-2 m), 3 cap rock of moderate thickness (5-30 m). The most important factors affected by cap rock thickness are as follows: the density of recharche points, the amounts of concentrated recharge which occur at each recharge point, the rate of lowering the ground surface of salt karst, the dissolution capacity of water and the size and amount of load trasported by underground flood-streams into cave systems. The thickness of cap rock in the recharche area of the cave and the type of recharche into the salt environment. Another important factor is the thickness of overburden above the cave, which negatively correlates with intensity of breakdown.
   Wide passages in some caves are developed as result of intensive deposition of bedload, which expel the stream into the side of the passage and are due to enhanced corrosion in the few decimetres high zone above the bottom of passage
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (UNM)
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Entered date
    16. 8. 2007
Import date
    8. 8. 2012