Jovan Cvijić and the founding of karst geomorphology

  title={Jovan Cviji{\'c} and the founding of karst geomorphology},
  author={Derek Ford},
  journal={Environmental Geology},
  • D. Ford
  • Published 27 July 2006
  • Geology
  • Environmental Geology
Jovan Cvijić was born in western Serbia and studied widely in the Dinaric Kras. His publication of Das Karstphänomen (1893) established that rock dissolution was the key process and that it created most types of dolines, “the diagnostic karst landforms”. The Dinaric Kras thus became the type area for dissolutional landforms and aquifers; Germanicised as “karst”, the regional name is now applied to modern and paleo-dissolutional phenomena worldwide. Cvijić related the complex behaviour of… 
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