Processes in Karst Systems

Physics, Chemistry, and Geology

  • Wolfgang Dreybrodt

Part of the Springer Series in Physical Environment book series (SSPENV, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. 1 Introduction

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      Pages 1-9
  3. Basic Principles from Physics and Chemistry

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      Pages 11-11
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      Pages 13-42
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      Pages 80-99
  4. Principles of Dissolution and Precipitation of CaCO3

  5. Conceptual Models of Karst Processes

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      Pages 183-183
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 275-288

About this book


Karst Systems deal with the question of how the subsurface drainage system, typical of Karst areas develops from its initial state to maturity. Equal attention is given to physical, chemical and geological conditions which determine karstification. The reader will find discussions of mass transport, chemical kinetics, hydrodynamics of fluxes, and the role of dissolution and precipitation of Calcite as they occur in experiments and natural environments. It offers a wealth of information on a complex natural system to hydrologists, hydrochemists, geologists and geographers.


Drainage Precipitation chemistry development environment formation geography hydrodynamics modelling transport

Authors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Dreybrodt
    • 1
  1. 1.FB 1 Physik/ElektrotechnikUniversität BremenBremen 33Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83354-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83352-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0937-3047
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