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Karst Terrane and Transportation Issues

  • Harry MooreEmail author
  • Barry Beck
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Part of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Series book series (ESSTS)

Glossary

Carbonate rocks

Bedrock that is composed of calcium carbonate, such as sedimentary rocks like limestone and dolostone.

Cave

A natural cavity or series of galleries that is produced by solution of limestone and is large enough to be entered by man.

Centerline

A term that refers to the center of a road or highway and runs the length of the road or highway.

Collapse

A term used in conjunction with the formation of sinkholes; the subsidence of land or bedrock due to an underlying cavity.

Ditch line

A term used in roadway design and construction that refers to a drainage ditch that is parallel to the roadway and located on either side of the road and sometimes in the median of the road.

Gabion basket

A basket configuration constructed from double-twist wire meshing; typically the basket is backfilled with rock or gravel to form a semirigid retaining wall.

Geomembrane

Typically a synthetic man-made material that is usually impervious to water penetration, e.g., a swimming pool...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tennessee Department of TransportationBlaineUSA
  2. 2.KarstP.E. LaMoreoux & Associates, IncOak RidgeUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • James W. LaMoreaux
    • 1
  1. 1.P.E. LaMoreaux & Associates, Inc.TuscaloosaUSA

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