Physical Geography of Karst

Physical Geography of Karst

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 45

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 15

ECTS credit: 5

Lecturer(s): red. prof. dr. Stepišnik Uroš

Content

- Theoretical basis of karst geography and the development of basic paradigms
- Basic features of karst geomorphic system
- Karst rocks and minerals
- Chemical and physical processes of karst formation. The basic processes that determine and generate karst
- Carbon dioxide and carbonate corrosion
- Dissolution of karst minerals
- Deposition of karst minerals from water
- Hydrological basis of karstification
- The factors and processes that promote or inhibit karstification
- Vertical distribution of karst hydrology and connection with forms and processes
- Basic features, functioning and development of karst aquifer
- The development of surface and underground karst features in a dynamic karst surface
- The influence of climate on the karstification
- Regional geographical overview of karst in Slovenia