limestone pavement

limestone pavement
A natural karst landform consisting of a flat limestone slabs (clints) separated by fissures (grikes)

Wikipedia foundation.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • limestone pavement — noun (geology) A surface of exposed limestone resembling a pavement • • • Main Entry: ↑lime …   Useful english dictionary

  • Limestone pavement — Detail of the large limestone pavement in the Yorkshire Dales between Ingleborough and Pen y ghent …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • limestone pavement —    (not preferred)    refer to pavement karst …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • limestone pavement —   a lagstone pattern appearing on exposed, flat upper surfaces of a mass of limestone. Water runs along joints and cracks in the rock and rapidly enlarges them through carbonation. These cracks are called grikes. The blocks they leave defined are …   Geography glossary

  • Pavement — may refer to:* Pavement (material), the durable surfacing of roads and walkways ( road surface in British English) * Sidewalk, a walkway along the side of a road, in American English ( pavement in British English and Philadelphia dialect) *… …   Wikipedia

  • pavement —    See limestone pavement …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • pavement — noun 1》 Brit. a raised paved or asphalted path for pedestrians at the side of a road. 2》 N. Amer. the hard surface of a road or street. 3》 Geology a horizontal expanse of bare rock with cracks or joints: a limestone pavement. Origin ME: from OFr …   English new terms dictionary

  • pavement karst —    Areas of bare limestone, usually sculpted by solution erosion into karren of various types and where soils have been stripped off, commonly by glaciation in alpine areas (e.g., Rocky Mountains, USA) and high latitudes, and by water erosion in… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • Carboniferous limestone — is a type of limestone rock, which was laid down in Great Britain and Ireland in the Dinantian stage of the Carboniferous period. It was formed between 363 and 325 million years ago. It is one of the three most common types of limestone found in… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”