cone karst


cone karst
   A variety of kegel karst topography, common in the tropics (e.g., Puerto Rico, Pacific Basin Islands) characterized by steep-sided, cone-shaped residual hills and ridges separated by star-shaped depressions, broader valleys, or lagoons. These hills and ridges have steep, convex side slopes and rounded tops that are dissected into secondary karst surfaces with shafts and various forms of karren microfeatures.
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Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.

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