301-pp19 - UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA Last Time Arid Lands...

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1 GY 301: Geomorphology GY 301: Geomorphology Lecture 19: Karst Geomorphology UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA Classic Tower Karst; Guilin, China Last Time Arid Lands Topography Arid vs. semiarid vs. desert (rainfall) Arid topographic features 3 maps due tomorrow by 5 pm Arid and Semi-Arid Regions • Arid and semi-arid regions are distinguished on the basis of their annual precipitation sums and include: Cycle of Landform Development • Initiated by tectonics: Normal Faulting resulting from lateral extension of lithosphere • Alluvial Fans • Playa Lakes • Inselbergs • Bajada • Pediment (Inselbergs) (Bajada) Today’s Lecture Karst Geomorphology What is karst?; Chemical considerations Karst landforms (small to large scale) Karst features on topographic maps Karst Geomorphology First described by Serbia Geographer Jovan Cviji ć (1865– 1927) ht p:/ www.karstdata.cn/uploads/Users/english%20version%20pictures/Jovan_Cvijic.jpg
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2 Karst Geomorphology First described by Serbia Geographer Jovan Cviji ć (1865– 1927) Named after the Kras Plateau region bordering Italy and the
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