Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Karst Spring Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1274
This is the natural outflow of underground karst water and is the phenomenon of groundwater flowing from the spot where the aquifer or water channel intersects the ground surface. A karst spring signifies the characteristics of the water volume, water quality and movement of the karst groundwater. According to their properties, karst springs have various classifications: (1) rising springs and descending springs, which refer to the spring’s hydrodynamic properties; (2) constant flow springs, intermittent springs or seasonal springs, erratic springs or sinkhole springs, overflow springs and periodic springs, which refer to the spring’s dynamics; (3) dissolution fissure springs, karst cave springs, rising shaft springs and dissolved pool springs, which refer to the springhead shape; (4) riverbed springs, valley edge springs, coastal springs, seabed springs, fault springs and suspension springs; and (5) external source springs and internal source springs, which refer to the spring’s...
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