Caves as a Measure of Karst

  title={Caves as a Measure of Karst},
  author={Rane L. Curl},
  journal={The Journal of Geology},
  pages={798 - 830}
  • R. Curl
  • Published 1 September 1966
  • Geology
  • The Journal of Geology
The development of a statistical distribution of proper entrances among proper caves in a limestone karst is considered as a geomorphic process and described with stochastic geomorphic models. The models assume that entrances form and close independently at entrance sites and that the sites are randomly distributed among caves. Analysis of 820 caves in 10 regions on this basis finds that the best model is one assuming a proportional length dependence for mean site frequency on each cave. This… 
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