cockpit karst


cockpit karst
   A karst landscape dominated by subsurface drainage and serrate or star-shaped depressions (cockpits) that range widely in size and density but typically are considerably larger than sinkholes (dolines), and are separated by intermediate residual hills with concave side slopes; a common type of tropical karst (e.g., Jamaica).
   Compare: kegel karst, karst.
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Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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